The Board was appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting of 13 May 2020 for three years and will remain in office until the approval of the 2022 financial statements. Six of the nine directors appointed were selected from the slate presented by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (“majority” slate) and three from the slate presented by Italian and foreign institutional investors (“minority” slate). The Shareholders’ Meeting appointed Lucia Calvosa Chairman of the Board and, on 14 May 2020, Claudio Descalzi was appointed Eni’s Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors. From 1st January 2021 the Board Secretary and Counsel is Luca Franceschini, Director Integrated Compliance. On April 29, 2021 the Board of Directors has appointed Raphael Louis L. Vermeir Lead Independent Director, pursuant to recommendation 13, letter c) of the Corporate Governance Code, which the company applies from January 2021. The lead independent director collects and coordinates the requests and contributions of non-executive directors and, in particular, of independent ones, and coordinates the meetings of the independent directors.
On 14 May 2020, the Board of Directors has created four internal Committees having consulting and advisory functions:
- Control and Risk Committee
- Remuneration Committee
- Nomination Committee
- Sustainability and Scenarios Committee