Claudio Descalzi has been CEO of Eni since May 2014. He is Member of the General Council and of the Advisory Board of Confindustria and Director of Fondazione Teatro alla Scala. He was Head of reservoir and operating activities for Italy, Managing Director of Eni subsidiary in Congo, and Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Eni subsidiary in Nigeria. He held the position of Executive Vice President for Africa, Middle East and China, and Executive Vice President for Italy, Africa, Middle East. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Eni – Exploration & Production Division. From 2010 to 2014 he held the position of Chairman of Eni UK. In 2012 Mr. Descalzi was the first European in the field of Oil&Gas to receive “Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal 2012” by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Institute of Mining Engineers. He is Visiting Fellow of The University of Oxford. From December 2015, he is member of the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations.