Eni, 70 years of history

Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, and a delegation of ministers from the Italian Government attended the celebration.

Rome, October 10, 2023 – Eni’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Giuseppe Zafarana, and CEO, Claudio Descalzi, today celebrated Eni’s 70th anniversary by hosting Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s video message, along with a delegation of Italian government ministers.

The event took place in the Ostiense district of Rome at the Gasometer facility, owned by Eni, where the company launched the first technological innovation hub dedicated to new energy supply chains and industrial applied research in collaboration with research and academic institutions.

Giuseppe Zafarana, Chairman of Eni’s Board of Directors, commented:

“Since 1953, Eni has been accompanying Italy through the great economic and social transformations of our time, leading change from the front. This is thanks to core skills such as technological leadership, the ability to create valuable partnerships, and to respond to complex challenges. Eni has established itself as an international leader supporting a vision of the energy transition that is fair and equal, while also ensuring security of supply and economic sustainability. Eni today honors its 70 years of history and looks with confidence to the future supported by our people, whose professionalism and technical skills are a core part of our great heritage.”

Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s CEO commented:

“Throughout its seventy-year history, Eni has been constantly evolving and innovating, anticipating change to stay ahead of the curve. In recent years, we’ve charted our very own energy transition path, undertaking a profound transformation across strategy, operations, and culture. For a global, diversified company, this was not an easy task. We have all learned to think and act differently: new industrial models, new businesses, laser-focused on research and innovation, and constantly striving to integrate new learnings in our processes.

Increasingly, we’ve managed to integrate ourselves into the communities where we operate, supporting development, building relationships, and sharing their realities. This is a form of long-term value that exceeds short-term profit. In practice, this means directing a large share of the energy we produce to local markets, creating jobs and enhancing energy access, while also promoting health, business, agricultural and educational development. This approach allows us to create real partnerships.

Eni is the example of a strong, positive, respectful Italy, capable of adapting and transforming itself to achieve incredible results. This is the vision of Italy we proudly bring to the world every day."

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