Ryan O'Keeffe was appointed Director of Communications of the Enel Group in 2014. In this role he oversees Enel's Brand Strategy, Global Advertising, Internal Communications, Media Relations and Digital Communications at Group level.
He graduated with a degree in modern languages from the University of Edinburgh. Following postgraduate studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Mr O'Keeffe joined UBS Investment Bank in its South African office before moving to London where he worked in the M&A and Leveraged Finance teams. In 2006 he joined Finsbury, the leading global strategic communications consultancy, where he advised the CEOs and boards of directors of a number of the world's largest companies on their strategic communications.
In 2009 he moved to Finsbury's office in New York where he spent three years, culminating in leading Finsbury's 2011 merger with US-based Robinson, Lerer & Montgomery.
Mr O’Keeffe has broad experience in international media engagement, investor relations, as well as internal communications, crisis management and regulatory investigations. He is a Board member of Enel Cuore Onlus, and is also involved with various educational charities in South Africa and the UK. He is a keen sportsman and nature conservationist.