Giuseppe Recchi

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"Mr. Recchi was born in 1964 and he is Chairman of the Board of Eni since May 2011. He is also Vice Chairman of GE Capital Interbanca SpA; member of the board of directors, the compensation and audit committees of Exor Spa (listed at Milan Stock Exchange); member of the European Advisory Board of Blackstone and member of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology E.I. External Advisory Board. He is also member of the executive committees of Confindustria (the Confederation of Italian Industries, where he is Chairman of the Foreign Investment Committee), Assonime (Association of Italian Joint Stock Companies), Aspen Institute Italia; member of the Trilateral Commission; member of the board of directors of FEEM-Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation and of the Italian Institute of Technology.

"He graduated in Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin. In 1989 started his career as entrepreneur at Recchi SpA, a general contractor active in 25 countries in the construction of high-tech public infrastructures. Since 1994 he served as Executive Chairman of Recchi America Inc., the U.S. branch of the Group and as Managing Director for the overseas activities of Ferrocemento-Recchi Group (now Condotte SpA). In 1999 he joined General Electric, where he held several managerial positions in Europe and in the USA. He served as Director of GE Capital Structure Finance Group; Managing Director for Industrial M&A and Business Development of GE EMEA; President & CEO of GE Italy. Until May 2011 he was President & CEO of GE South Europe. Mr. Recchi, has been member of the Honorary Committee for the Rome Candidacy to the 2020 Olympic Games, member of the board of Permasteelisa Spa (listed at Milan Stock Exchange), Advisory Board member of Invest Industrial (private equity) and visiting professor in Structured Finance at Turin University. Mr. Recchi is an occasional editorial commentator for financial papers, national dailies and Harvard Business Review."[1]


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  1. Eni Giuseppe Recchi, organizational web page, accessed September 21, 2012.