The Italian geologist Alessandro Puliti has been appointed ENI’s new Chief Upstream Officer.
On September 1st, 2019, he will replace Antonio Vella, who will leave the Company at the end of the year, after a career spanning over more than 30 years.
“Alessandro Puliti has a solid professional experience, built over the years, in Italy and abroad, handling diverse and highly complex situations”, ENI says in a release.
Mr. Vella has strengthened ENI’s Upstream activities in the last five years, the company explains in the release, in spite of the challenging market situation. “He has done so by ensuring a significant production growth, a constant focus on operational efficiency and a substantial cash generation by his department, at a time of a highly volatile oil price”.
The 56 year old Puliti joined ENI’s Reservoir department in 1990, and since then he has held positions of increasing responsibilities within the Upstream business, both in regional management – as Managing Director in key countries such as Egypt and Norway – and in headquarter strategy, in departments such as Reservoir and Drilling. In September 2018, he was appointed Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer. Alessandro Puliti holds a degree in geology by the University of Milan, and has graduated from Eni’s Master’s programme in Energy and Environmental Economics (MEDEA) at the Enrico Mattei school.