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Maria Patrizia Grieco

Chairman of the board of directors of Enel

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background.

She was born in Milan in 1952 and she is graduated in law at the University of Milan and she has started her career in 1977 at the legal and general affairs directorate of Italtel, where she became the chief in 1994. In 1999 she was appointed general manager of Italtel to re-organize and reposition the company, in which she became chief executive officer in 2002.

From September 2003 to January 2006 she was the chief executive officer of Siemens Informatica, which is the controlling entity in Italy of Siemens Business Services, becoming member of the executive council of the abovementioned group leader at worldwide level. From February 2006 she became partner of Value Partners and chief executive officer of the Group Value Team (today NTT Data), which provides IT consultancy and services in Italy and abroad, office that she performed until September 2008.

She has held at Olivetti the office of chief executive officer from November 2008 up to March 2013, that of chairwomen from June 2011 up to June 2014, while from June to October 2014 she was director of Olivetti. She is also currently director of Fiat Industrial (today CNHI, from April 2012) and director of Anima Holding (from March 2014), as well as member of the steering committee and the general council of Assonime (from September 2014).

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

..the point of view that a big company of the electricity sector can give to the creation of a sustainable and positive economy.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

32 Countries

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

In the last century energy has gained the role of social and economic progress enabler. More recently this link is getting even more strategic.

Environmental issue, resource scarcity and consumption rising are pushing companies to search urgently for new and more inclusive solutions for the long term period.

As energy company we can reach the solution as far as we will be able to combine strategic business decisions with corporate social responsibility logics.

In this context, sustainability and innovation become key factors.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”, Voltaire.