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Enel's CEO Francesco Starace is the new president of EURELECTRIC

Francesco Starace, CEO of the Enel Group, was appointed as new president of EURELECTRIC, the association representing the electricity industry at the pan-European level.

2017-06-20 09:59:26

The EURELECTRIC Board of Directors elected Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Enel, Europe's largest power utility per market capitalisation, as the new President of the association on a two-year mandate.

Francesco Starace replaces Antonio Mexia, CEO of EDP, who headed the association from 2015 to 2017.
Before taking the helm of Enel as CEO and General Manager, Francesco Starace was Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power between 2008 and 2014. Upon taking on the role of the Presidency of EURELECTRIC, he commented: "The energy sector is going through a radical transformation driven by disruptive technological innovations and the fight against climate change. Electricity plays a key role in tackling the challenges of this energy transition by fostering the full integration of renewables, progressive electrification of the economy, and the deployment of digital technologies. My main objective as President of EURELECTRIC will be to work together with all the key actors of the industry in order to achieve these goals, whereby ensuring the competitiveness and sustainability of the power sector."

The Union of the Electricity Industry, EURELECTRIC, is the sector association representing the common interests of the electricity industry at the pan-European level. EURELECTRIC represents 3,500 companies across Europe with an aggregate turnover of 200 billion Euro. It covers all major issues affecting the sector, from electricity generation and markets, to distribution networks, customers, as well as environment and sustainability issues.



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