Eni Names New Upstream Chief
Eni S.p.A. reported Wednesday that it has appointed Alessandro Puliti the company’s next chief upstream officer.
Puliti, who begins his new role Sept. 1, 2019, will succeed Antonio Vella. Vella will leave Eni at the end of the year following a 30-plus-year career with the Italy-based integrated oil and gas company. The chief development, operations and technology officer for Eni’s Upstream business since last September, Puliti joined the firm in 1990 in its reservoir department, Eni stated. The company noted that Puliti subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in regional management and in headquarters strategy, with roles in countries such as Egypt, Norway and Italy.
Eni also noted that Puliti will take charge of a business unit that has emerged stronger from the most recent oil and gas industry downturn.
“Over the last five years, Antonio Vella has strengthened Eni’s Upstream activities, in spite of the challenging market situation,” Eni commented in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. “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.”
A Florence native born in 1963, Puliti holds a degree in geology from the University of Milan and has also completed Eni’s master’s program in energy and environmental economics at the Enrico Mattei school, the company stated.
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