Eni appoints new chief upstream officer
Alessandro Puliti will take on the role after 29 years at the company in various roles
Alessandro Puliti has been appointed Eni’s new chief upstream officer. Starting in his new role on 1 September, 2019, he will replace Antonio Vella, who will leave the company at the end of the year, after a career spanning over more than 30 years.
Alessandro Puliti has a solid professional experience, built over the years, in Italy and abroad, handling diverse and highly complex situations. Eni is confident that he will lead the development of the upstream department with effectiveness and passion, contributing to reaching the company’s ambitious targets in the area.
Over the last five years, Antonio Vella has strengthened Eni’s upstream activities, in spite of the challenging market situation. 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.
Puliti joined Eni’s Reservoir department in 1990. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibilities within the Upstream business, both in regional management – as managing director in key countries such as Egypt and Norway – and in headquarter strategy, in departments such as reservoir and drilling.
In September 2018, he was appointed chief development, operations & technology officer.
Alessandro Puliti holds a degree in geology by the University of Milan, and has graduated from Eni’s Master’s programme in Energy and Environmental Economics (MEDEA) at the Enrico Mattei school.