People: Eni SpA (E)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Giuseppe Recchi

2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Paolo Scaroni

67 2012 Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Executive Director, General Manager ad interim of Gas and Power Division

Massimo Mondazzi

2012 Chief Financial Officer, Financial Reporting Officer

Claudio Descalzi

58 2008 Chief Operating Officer for Exploration and Production Division

Angelo Fanelli

61 2010 Chief Operating Officer of Refining and Marketing Division

Salvatore Sardo

60 2008 Chief Corporate Operations Officer

Massimo Mantovani

50 2005 Senior Executive Vice President General Counsel Legal Affairs

Roberto Ulissi

51 2006 Secretary, Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and Governance

Marco Alvera

38 2012 Senior Executive Vice President of Optimization and Trading

Leonardo Bellodi

48 2012 Executive Vice President of Government Affairs

Stefano Lucchini

51 2005 Senior Executive Vice President Public Affairs and Communications

Salvatore Meli

60 2009 Executive Vice President of Research and Technological Innovation

Marco Petracchini

49 Senior Executive Vice President of Internal Audit

Francesco Gattei

2013 Investor Relations Senior Vice President

Stefano Leofreddi

53 Senior Vice President of Integrated Risk Management

Raffaella Leone

2005 Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Camilla Palladino

2013 Head of Media Relations

Carlo Gatto

71 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alessandro Lorenzi

65 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paolo Marchioni

44 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Roberto Petri

64 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alessandro Profumo

57 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mario Resca

67 2002 Non-Executive Independent Director

Francesco Taranto

73 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Giuseppe Recchi

Mr. Giuseppe Recchi was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Eni SpA on May 5, 2011. He is Vice Chairman of GE Capital SpA, Member of the board of directors, the compensation and audit committees for Exor Spa, Member of the European Advisory Board for Blackstone and Member of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology E.I. External Advisory Board. He is also Member of the executive committees of Confindustria (the Confederation of Italian Industries, where he is Chairman of the Foreign Investment Committee), Assonime (Association of Italian Joint Stock Companies) and Aspen Institute Italia. He is Member of the Trilateral Commission, Member of the board of directors of FEEM-Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation and of the Italian Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. In 1989 started his career as entrepreneur at Recchi SpA. Since 1994 he served as Executive Chairman of Recchi America Inc., the United States branch of the Group and as Managing Director for the overseas activities of Ferrocemento-Recchi Group (now Condotte SpA). In 1999 he joined General Electric, where he held several managerial positions in Europe and in the United States. He served as Director of GE Capital Structure Finance Group, Managing director for Industrial M&A and Business Development for GE EMEA, Chairman and CEO of GE Italy. Until May 2011 he was Chairman and CEO of GE South Europe. Mr. Recchi, has been member of the Honorary Committee for the Rome Candidacy to the 2020 Olympic Games, member of the board of Permasteelisa Spa, Advisory Board member for Invest Industrial and visiting professor in Structured Finance to Universita degli Studi di Torino.

Paolo Scaroni

Mr. Paolo Scaroni serves as Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Executive Director and as General Manager ad interim of Gas and Power Division of Eni SpA. He was appointed General Manager ad interim of Gas and Power Division on December 5, 2012 and has served as Chief Executive Officer, General Manager and Executive Director of Eni SpA since June 2005. He is currently Non-Executive Director of Assicurazioni Generali, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, Non-Executive Director of Veolia Environnement. Besides he is in the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School and Fondazione Teatro alla Scala. In 1969, he graduated in Business Economics from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan. He obtained an MBA degree from Columbia University, New York. In 1973 he joined the Saint Gobain Group, where he held a number of managerial posts. He was appointed as Head of the Glass Division in Paris in 1984. From 1985 to 1996, he was Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Techint and served in SIV, Italimpianti and Dalmine subsidiaries. In 1996, he moved to the United Kingdom and served as Chief Executive Officer of Pilkington until May 2002. From May 2002 to May 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Enel. From 2005 to July 2006, he was Chairman of Alliance Unichem. In November 2007, he was appointed as Officer of the French Legion d'honneur.

Massimo Mondazzi

Mr. Massimo Mondazzi has served as Chief Financial Officer and Financial Reporting Officer of Eni SpA since December 5, 2012. Within Eni he was formerly Director of Planning and Control and is currently Executive Vice President for Central Asia, Far East and Pacific Region of Eni’s Exploration and Production Division. He graduated from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Business Administration in 1987.

Claudio Descalzi

Mr. Claudio Descalzi has served as Chief Operating Officer for Exploration and Production Division of Eni SpA since July 30, 2008. He graduated in Physics in 1979 from Universita degli Studi di Milano. He continued his studies with specialist courses in Petroleum Engineering in France and the United States. He joined the Company's group in 1981 as Manager of oil and gas field petroleum engineering and project, following the development of North Sea, Libya, Nigeria, and Congo fields. In 1990, he was appointed Head of Operational Activities for Italy. In 1994, he was named Director of Agip Recherches Congo, with responsibility for all local upstream operations, and in 1998 he became Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Naoc, a Company's subsidiary in Nigeria. From 2000 to 2001, he was Regional Manager for Africa, Middle East and China at the Agip Division, where in 2002 he was appointed Country Manager for Italy. From 2002 to 2005, he was Regional Manager for Italy, Africa, Middle East at the Eni Exploration & Production Division, and in 2006 he was appointed as Deputy General Manager of the ENI SpA's Exploration and Production Division. Since 2006, he has been Chairman of Assomineraria. He is Vice President of Confindustria Energy.

Angelo Fanelli

Mr. Angelo Fanelli has served as Chief Operating Officer of Refining and Marketing Division of Eni SpA since April 6, 2010. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza. After gaining experience in other companies, he joined the ENI Group in 1981, and in the first seven years held field positions in the Extra-Network and Network markets as Technical Assistant, Lubricants and Sales Promoter on the Motorway Network. From 1988 to 1993, he was Head of the Bologna and Florence sales areas. From 1994 to 2004, he held a number of positions in the Network sector. He was appointed Head of Road Network Management, Head of the Ordinary Network and subsequently Head of Business Network Italy and Head of the Agip Road Transport Division, before becoming Head of Retail Business at the R&M Division. From 2003 to 2004, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AgipRete SpA. Between 2004 and 2005, he served as Commercial Director Italy. In 2005, he was appointed Head of Logistics at the Genoa headquarters. In 2006, he was appointed Commercial Director (Executive Vice President) of the Refining and Marketing. Since 2008 he has served as Director of Europia in Brussels. Since April 2010 he has been Chairman of Eni Trading & Shipping SpA. Since June 2012 he has been member of the steering council of AISCAT.

Salvatore Sardo

Mr. Salvatore Sardo has served as Chief Corporate Operations Officer of Eni SpA since November 4, 2008. He is responsible for the management and control of Procurement, Human Resources and Organisation, Information & Communication Technology, Security, Compensation & Benefits systems, Internal Communications and the subsidiary Eniservizi. He was appointed Chairman of Snam on January 1, 2012. From April 27, 2010 until December 31, 2011 he served as Chairman of Snam Rete Gas. As of April 8, 2009 he has also been the Chairman of Eni Corporate University. In 2005 he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Business Services at Eni, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, while also responsible for the management and control of Information & Communication Technology and the subsidiary Eniservizi. On February 4, 2003 he was appointed Head of group Procurement, Services and Security at Enel. On October 1, 2001 he joined Telecom Italia as Director of the Real Estate and General Services area reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and in November 2000 he became Head of the Real Estate and General Services business unit at Telecom Italia. In October 1999 he became Operational Manager of the Real Estate sector at Telecom Italia. From 1998 until June 2001 he served as Chairman of Seat Pagine Gialle and in 1997 he became Deputy General Manager for Administration and Control at Telecom Italia. From 1976 to 1981 he worked at Coopers & Lybrand as Auditor, rising to the position of Supervisor. In 2011 he has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and in 2008 he was nominated commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He has also served as a standing Statutory Auditor for Italtel, Finsiel and Telecom Italia. He graduated in Economics from Universita degli Studi di Torino and is Chartered Accountant and Auditor.

Massimo Mantovani

Mr. Massimo Mantovani serves as Senior Executive Vice President General Counsel Legal Affairs of Eni SpA. He also serves as Member of the Supervisory Body of the Company. He holds a degree in Law from Universita degli Studi di Milano. He also holds an LLM degree in Law from the University of London. He worked for a number of law firms in Milan and London. He joined the legal department of Snam SpA in 1993. In October 2005, he was nominated as Director of Legal Affairs at ENI SpA after a period in which he was Legal Director of the Gas & Power Division. Since 2005 he has served as Director of Snam Rete Gas SpA and as Member of the Control Body of the Company.

Roberto Ulissi

Mr. Roberto Ulissi has served as Secretary and Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and Governance at Eni SpA since 2006. After a number of years spent as a lawyer at the Bank of Italy, in 1998 he was appointed General Manager at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, head of the Banking and Financial System and Legal Affairs Department. He was a director of Telecom Italia, Ferrovie dello Stato, Alitalia, Fincantieri and a government representative on the Governing Council of the Bank of Italy. He was also a member of numerous Italian and European commissions representing the Ministry of the Economy, including, at a national level, the Commission for the Reform of Corporate Law and, at EU level, the Financial Services Policy Group, the Banking Advisory Committee, the European Banking Committee, the European Securities Committee, and the Financial Services Committee. He was also special professor of banking law at the University of Cassino. He is Grande Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana. Since 2006 he has been Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and Governance and Company Secretary of Eni SpA. He is also a Director of Eni International BV.

Marco Alvera

Mr. Marco Alvera was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Optimization and Trading at Eni SpA on January 16, 2012. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eni Trading and Shipping in 2010. In 1997 he earned a degree in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently an Associate Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, where he specializes in developing and teaching case studies on doing business in Africa. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in London in 1997 in M&A and Private Equity. In 2000 he co-founded Netesi. From 2002 to 2005 he joined Enel as Head of Group Corporate Strategy before becoming in 2004 Chief Financial Officer of Wind Telecom, overseeing the sale of Wind to Orascom. He joined Eni in 2005 as Assistant to the CEO for special initiatives. In 2006 he was appointed Director of Supply & Portfolio Development at Eni's Gas & Power Division and Chief Executive Officer of Bluestream and Promgas. In 2008 he moved to Eni's Exploration & Production Division where he was appointed Executive Vice President for Russia, North Europe and Americas. In these countries he managed operations and led negotiations with governments and other international oil companies. He has served on the Board of Gazprom Neft and is Chairman of the Board of Eni's Russian subsidiaries.

Leonardo Bellodi

Mr. Leonardo Bellodi has served as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs of Eni SpA since July 2012. After graduating in law, he worked at the United Nations and for international law firms. He is the author of numerous publications and has taught international and EU law. In 1998 he was hired as Head of the Eni Delegation at the European Union. Since his return from Brussels in 2006, he has held positions of increasing responsibility at Eni's Department of Public Affairs and Communication, and in 2011 he was appointed as Public Affairs Executive Vice President. Since July 2012 he has been Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer of Eni SpA. Since 2009 he has also been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Syndial SpA.

Stefano Lucchini

Mr. Stefano Lucchini has served as Senior Executive Vice President Public Affairs and Communications of Eni SpA since July 2005. He graduated in Economics from Luiss Guido Carli Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome. He served as Assistant to the President of the Energy and Commerce Commission of the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. He was Director of Communications at Montedison USA in New York. Returning to Italy in 1993, he was Responsible for Financial Communications and Investor Relations for the Ferruzzi Montedison Group. He joined Enel in 1997, initially in financial communications and subsequently as Head of External Relations. He has served as Head of External Relations for Confindustria, the italian employers' federation. In June 2002, he was appointed Head of External Relations of the Banca Intesa Group. He has served at the Advanced School of Journalism at Milan's Catholic University, where he has been Member of the Evaluation Committee. He has been Director of AGI since 2005. Moreover, he is Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana and Silver Medallist of Italian Red Cross. Since 2007, he has served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Confindustria and the Executive Board of UPA. He is also Director of Censis, the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Eni Foundation. He is Visiting Fellow of Oxford University and Chairman of the Benedict XVI pro Matrimonio et Familia Foundation.

Salvatore Meli

Mr. Salvatore Meli was appointed Executive Vice President of Research and Technological Innovation at Eni SpA on June 10, 2009. After earning his degree in Chemical Engineering, in 1980 he began his career as a researcher and in 1992 he became Head of Applied Research in Engineering at Eni Research. In 1998 he became Head of Research of Eni Technologies and took over the responsibility of the entire Department of Engineering, Modelling and Pilot Systems, a position he retained until 2003. In January 2004 he was appointed Head of Planning Technology and Development at Eni Corporate, and then, in August 2006, he took the position of Director of Research and Technological Innovation of the E&P Division, with the aim of enhancing the role of technological innovation as leverage in strengthening the competitive position of E&P business. On January 1, 2008 he was appointed Head of Technologies in Strategic Management and Research at Eni Corporate, with responsibility for monitoring the development of technologies of interest to Eni's activities and to identify development opportunities for new technologies and new energy sources. From August 2, 2011 he has been reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer under the aegis of the Research & Technological Innovation Department.

Marco Petracchini

Mr. Marco Petracchini serves as Senior Executive Vice President of Internal Audit at Eni SpA. He also serves as Member of the Supervisory Body of the Company. He graduated cum laude in Economics from Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza in 1989. After graduation, he was hired by Esso Italiana where he held a number of positions in the IT, Finance and Auditing sectors. He joined Eni in 1999, where he was promoted in the Internal Auditing Department. Currently is Senior Executive Vice President of the Internal Auditing Department and supervisor of the Internal Control function. He is also a Member of the Control Body and Secretary of the Audit Committee of Eni SpA. He holds international qualifications, including that of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), awarded by the Institute of Internal Auditors with which he also gained an honorable mention, and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Francesco Gattei

Stefano Leofreddi

Mr. Stefano Leofreddi serves as Senior Vice President of Integrated Risk Management of Eni SpA. He graduated in economics and, after a research experience at the International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) in Geneva, he joined Eni in 1986, working in planning and control at Enichem, where he remained until 1998, in positions of increasing responsibility. Then, at Eni Corporate, he has been in charge of innovating projects in the administration and control area, until 2001, when he was appointed Head of Administration and Control at Stogit, where he contributed to the company start up. Since 2007, returning to Eni Corporate, he coordinated the Eni gas infrastructure functional unbundling programme (Snam Rete Gas, Italgas, Stogit). From 2009 he was Head of Risk Control and Financial Systems.

Raffaella Leone

Ms. Raffaella Leone has served as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Eni SpA since 2005. She is Chairman of Servizi Aerei SpA, Vice Chairman of Eni Foundation, Director of the news agency AGI (Agenzia Giornalistica Italia) and Director of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. From May 2002 until 2005, she was Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officers of Eneland of Pilkington from 1996 to May 2002.

Camilla Palladino

Carlo Gatto

Mr. Carlo Cesare Gatto has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Eni SpA since May 5, 2011. Additionally, he is Member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Company. He is a graduate of Business Economics from Universita degli Studi di Torino. He is a registered public auditor. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of RAI SpA, Natuzzi SpA and Difesa Servizi SpA, Rainet SpA and Director of Arcese Trasporti SpA. He was teacher of Finance, Administration and Control at the Isvor Fiat SpA training institute. In 1968 he was hired by Impresit as Chief Accountant, and managed, in Jordan, the finance department of the local branch. He joined the Fiat Group in 1969 where over the years he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility in the area of finance, administration and control. From 1979 to 1990 he was Head of Financial Reporting at Fiat Group and also had responsibility for the control of the transport companies (Sapav, Sadem, Sita), run under concession by the Fiat Group and for which he subsequently oversaw the sale. In 1990 he was appointed Joint Manager of Finance and Control of the Fiat Group, before becoming, in 1998, Chief Administration Officer (CAO) of the Fiat Group. From 2000 to 2004, he was Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of Business Solution. In 1993 he was the Italian Representative at the European Commission for the fiscal harmonisation of member States. In 1992 he was decorated as Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana and, in 1995, as Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

Alessandro Lorenzi

Mr. Alessandro Lorenzi has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Eni SpA since May 5, 2011. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Oil-Gas Energy and Nominating Committees of the Company. He is a graduate of Political Sciences from Universita degli Studi di Torino. He is currently a founding partner of Tokos Srl, a consulting firm for securities investment, and Chairman of Societa Metropolitana Acque Torino SpA, Director of Ersel SIM SpA, Millbo SpA and Sicme Motori Srl. He began his career at SAIAG SpA, involved in the implementation of industrial accounting and reporting. In 1975 he joined Fiat Iveco SpA where he served as Head of Administration, Finance and Control and Head of Personnel of Orlandi SpA in Modena from 1977 until 1980 and Head of the project pertaining to the administration and control system for the production areas. In 1983 he joined GFT Group where he was Head of Administration, Finance and Control of Cidat SpA, a GFT SpA subsidiary from 1983 to 1984, Central Controller of GFT Group from 1984 until 1988, Head of Finance and Control of GFT Group from 1989 until 1994 and Managing Director of GFT SpA from 1994 until 1995. In 1995 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SCI SpA, where he oversaw the restructuring process. In 1998 he was appointed Central Manager, and subsequently Director of Ersel SIM SpA. In 2000 he became Central Manager of Planning and Control at the Ferrero Group and General Manager of Soremartec, the technical research and marketing company of the Ferrero Group. In May 2003 he was appointed CFO of Coin Group. In 2006 he became Central Corporate Manager at Lavazza SpA, becoming member of the Board of Directors from 2008 to June 2011. Until this date, he was also Director of LCS Srl as well as Chairman of COFINCAF SpA until May 2011.

Paolo Marchioni

Mr. Paolo Marchioni has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Eni SpA since June 10, 2008. He also serves as Member of the Audit and Oil-Gas Energy Committees of the Company. He is a qualified lawyer specializing in penal and administrative law, Counselor in Supreme Court and superior jurisdictions. He serves as Consultant to government agencies and business organizations on business, corporate, administrative and local government law. He was Mayor of Baveno (Verbania) from April 1995 to June 2004 and Chairman of the Assembly of Mayors of Con.Ser.Vco from September 1995 to June 1999. Until June 2004 he was Member of the Assembly of Mayors of the Asl 14 health authority, the steering committee of the Verbania health district, the Assembly of Mayors of the Valle Ossola waste water consortium, the Assembly of Mayors of the Verbania social services consortium. From April 2005 to January 2008, he was Member of Stresa city council. From October 2001 to April 2004, he was Director of C.i.m S.p.A of Novara. From December 2002 until December 2005, he served as Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Finpiemonte S.p.A. He was Director of Consip SpA until June 2008. He has served as Vice-president of Provincia del Verbano-Cusio-Ossola since June 2009.

Roberto Petri

Mr. Roberto Petri has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Eni SpA since May 5, 2011. Additionally, he is Member of Compensation and Oil-Gas Energy Committee of the Company. He has a degree in Law from the Universita degli Studi G. D'Annunzio Chieti Pescara. Since 2007, he has been part of the Board of Directors of the Ravenna Festival and since 2011, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the company Italimmobili Srl. In 1976, he was hired by Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) and served as Head of the Overdrafts Advisory of BNL in Busto Arsizio in1982, as Deputy Manager for the industrial division at the BNL branch in Ravenna from 1983 until 1987, as Area Chief of BNL in Venice from 1987 until 1989, and as Joint Manager of the central office of BNL in Rome from 1989 until 1990. In 1990 he was appointed Commercial Manager of Banca Popolare and in 1994 moved to the Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna Group (Carisp Ravenna and Banca di Imola), where he held the same role. From 2001 and 2006, he was Chief Secretary to the Under-Secretary of Defence, where he was mainly involved with the Department’s contacts with the defence industry and international relations. From 2008 to 2011, he was Chief Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. From 2003 to 2006, he was Director of Fintecna SpA and from 2005 to 2008 Director of Finmeccanica SpA.

Alessandro Profumo

Mr. Alessandro Profumo has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Eni SpA since May 5, 2011. Additionally, he is Member of Compensation and Nominating Committees and Chairman of the Oil-Gas Energy Committee of the Company. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan. He is currently Chairman of Appeal Strategy and Finance Srl and member of the Supervisory Board of Sberbank. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bocconi University in Milan and of the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro. He began his career in 1977 at the Banco Lariano, becoming Branch Manager in Milan. In 1987 he joined McKinsey where he was Project Manager in the strategy area for the finance sector. In 1989 he was appointed Head of relations with financial institutions and integrated development projects at Bain, Cuneo e Associati (now Bain & Company). In 1991 he left the field of company consultancy to join RAS, Riunione Adriatica di Sicurta, where he was in charge of as General Manager, for the banking and parabanking sectors. In 1994 he joined Credito Italiano as Joint Central Manager, responsible for Programming and Control, becoming General Manager in 1995. In 1997 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Credito Italiano and subsequently of Unicredit, a position he held until September 2010. On an international level he was Chairman of the European Banking Federation and Chairman of the IMC Washington. In May 2004 he was decorated as Cavaliere del Lavoro.

Mario Resca

Mr. Mario Resca serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Eni SpA since May 2002. He also serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committe and Member of Nominating and Oil-Gas Energy Committees of the Company. In 2008 he was appointed General Director of Italian Heritage and Antiquities in the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. He is Chairman of Confimprese, Deputy Chairman of Sesto Immobiliare SpA and Director of Mondadori SpA. He graduated in Business Economics from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan in 1969. After graduating, he joined Chase Manhattan Bank. In 1974, he was appointed Manager of Saifi Finanziaria (Fiat Group) and from 1976 to 1991, he was Partner of Egon Zehnder. In this period he was appointed Director of Lancome Italia and of companies belonging to the RCS Corriere della Sera Group and the Versace Group. From 1995 to 2007, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's Italia. He was also Chairman of Sambonet SpA and Kenwood Italia SpA, a founding Partner of Eric Salmon & Partners and Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded as Cavaliere del Lavoro in June 2002.

Francesco Taranto

Mr. Francesco Taranto serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Eni SpA since June 10, 2008. He also serves as Member of the Audit and the Oil-Gas Energy Committees of the Company. He is currently Director of Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze SpA. He began working in 1959, in a stock brokerage in Milan. From 1965 to 1982, he worked at Banco di Napoli, where he served as Deputy Director of the stock market and securities office. He has held many managerial posts in the asset management field. He served as Director of securities funds at Eurogest from 1982 to 1984, and General Director of Interbancaria Gestioni from 1984 to 1987. After moving to the Prime group, where he served between 1987 and 2000, he was Chief Executive Officer of the parent company for a long period. He was also Member of the Steering Council of Assogestioni and of the Corporate Governance Committee for listed companies formed by Borsa Italiana. He was Director of Enel from October 2000 to June 2008.
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