Date of publication: 28 November 2016

Francesco Starace is the CEO of Enel Group, the multinational energy utility, and one of the largest producers of renewable energy in the world. His vision for the company is to own and manage a digitised grid which connects decentralised green energy sources.

Between 2008 and 2014, he was Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power, the Group's renewable power generation subsidiary and a leading player in the global renewables industry. In November 2010, Mr. Starace led the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the business, floating it on the Milan and Madrid stock exchanges with a market capitalisation of €8 billion.

Starace's vision for Enel can be summarised by the company's new purpose, Open Power.

Open Power means: opening energy access to more people; opening the world of energy to new technologies; opening energy management to people; opening energy to new uses; and opening to more partnerships.