Adriano Alfani appointed as the new CEO of Versalis, an ENI owned company

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The Board of Directors of Versalis (the company owned by Eni which operates in the Chemical sector) appointed Adriano Alfani as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer starting from the 1st January 2021. The BoD also approved the delegated powers to be assigned to the Chairman and the new CEO starting from the same date.

Adriano Alfani joins Versalis with 20-years of experience in the international Chemical industry, having operated in large, important and complex markets, and holding several international roles at Senior Global Business Director and Senior Global Strategy Director levels. Mr Alfani started his career at EniChem after working at Dow since 2001, where he adopted a business model based on innovation, circular economy and sustainability principles.

"I am pleased and honoured - Alfani stated on his Linkedin profile - to start a new journey as CEO of Versalis as of January 1st, 2021. I feel a strong responsibility to lead this great Italian chemical company in a delicate and tough historical moment like the one we are experiencing. First of all, I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome received so far and I want to express my sincere gratitude to my colleagues and to Daniele Ferrari for the precious wealth of experiences shared with me. The challenges awaiting us are many and complex, but with passion and commitment from all of us, we will enhance Versalis’s growth, by also contributing to the transition towards a #circulareconomy model, grasping all opportunities with strong determination. I am excited to start doing it together with you all, business partners, customers, communities and employees. I look forward to engaging and meeting with you soon."

The current CEO of Versalis, Daniele Ferrari, will leave the Company at the end of this year. Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, commented: “I would like to thank Daniele for the excellent work he has done during his years at Versalis”. Versalis wishes Adriano Alfani all the best in his work and highlights that Mr Ferrari has contributed to improving the Company’s results and setting the transition path towards an increasingly sustainable and circular Chemicals business, in line with Eni’s strategy, transforming Versalis’ business model and placing the Company among the leaders of the international Chemical industry.

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