Paolo Scaroni ’73
Born in 1946, Paolo Scaroni has been chief executive officer of Eni, one of the world’s leading energy companies, since June 2005.
He obtained an economics and commerce degree from Milan’s Bocconi University in 1969 and worked for three years at Chevron before receiving an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1973.
For a year following business school, Mr. Scaroni was an associate at McKinsey & Company. From 1973 until 1985, he held a series of positions with Saint-Gobain, culminating with his appointment as president of the Saint-Gobain glass division.
In 1985, Mr. Scaroni became chief executive officer of Techint, where he oversaw the privatizations of SIV, Italimpianti, and Dalmine. He joined Pilkington in 1996 and was chief executive officer until May 2002.
From May 2002 to May 2005, he was chief executive officer of Enel, Italy’s leading electricity utility.
Mr. Scaroni is a member of the boards of Assicurazioni Generali, LSEG plc (London Stock Exchange Group), Veolia Environnement (Paris), and Fondazione Teatro alla Scala.
In November 2007, he was decorated as an officer of the French Légion d’honneur.