Born in Rome in 1955, has been Chairman of Enel Green Power since the company’s inception in 2008 and, subsequently, appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2010, leading EGP to its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on 4th November 2010.
Previously in Enel, he headed the area of the Business Power within the Generation&Energy Management Division since it was created, then he was named Managing Director of a new constituted Division (The Market Division, end of 2005).
Mr. Francesco Starace graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Milan Polytechnic.
After a brief experience in the Italian nuclear sector, he started working in the area of construction management of power generation plants, with jobs of increasing responsibility, in the GE Group and, later on, in the ABB Group.
Mr. Starace has lived abroad for several years, in countries such as the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bulgaria.
He joined Enel in the Fall of 2000, coming from Baden, Switzerland where he was Head of ABB and subsequently Alstom’s Worldwide Gas Turbines Sales Organization.