Descalzi confirmed as Eni CEO for three more years

By Staff reporter 20 March 2017

The Italian government has confirmed Claudio Descalzi as chief executive of Eni for a second three-year term. The nomination still has to be approved by shareholders, who will gather on 13 April.

Despite promoting a successful exploration strategy for the company, Descalzi’s reappointment was seen as uncertain because of his involvement in a corruption case in Nigeria.

"We recommend to the shareholders continuity – continuity of the CEO and of the board – because we think Claudio did a wonderful job in this three very difficult years,"...

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