Paolo Scaroni was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1946.
He became CEO of ENI, one of the most important integrated oil companies in the world, in May 2005.
Paolo Scaroni obtained an economics degree from Milan’s Bocconi University in 1969 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1973.
For a year following business school, he was an associate at McKinsey & Company. From 1973 until 1985, he held a series of positions with Saint Gobain, culminating with his appointment as President of the Saint Gobain flat glass division.
In 1985, Paolo Scaroni became CEO of Techint. During his time at Techint, he was also Vice President of Falck and executive Vice President of SIV, a joint venture between Techint and Pilkington plc. He joined Pilkington in 1996 and was group CEO until May 2002.
From June 2002 to June 2005 he was CEO of Enel, Italy ’s leading electricity utility.
Paolo Scaroni is a member of the Board of Il Sole 24 Ore and of Teatro alla Scala. He is Chairman of Alliance Unichem plc (UK), as well as member of the Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (Amsterdam) and the board of the Columbia Business School (New York).