3rd Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2017 Early Distinguished Confirmed Speakers

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Gianni di Giovanni

Chairman, Eni USA

Gianni Di Giovanni (born July 3, 1963 in Potenza, Italy) is an Italian journalist, Head of Eni’s international relations team in Washington D.C., Chairman of Eni Petroleum and Chairman of Eni USA R&M.  Di Giovanni completed a degree in Political Science in 1986 at the Sapienza University of Rome. He then worked for the IRI for six years, before completing graduate studies in Journalism at the Catholic University of Milan.  In 1994, he was appointed Head of Public Relations at Stet International and Head of Institutional Affairs at SMH and Stet International Netherlands, roles in which he served until 1998, when he became Head of Communications for Telecom Italia’s TIM.  From November 2000 to December 2006, he served as Head of Public Relations for the Italian mobile carrier Wind.  Di Giovanni was one of the early proponents of new media, as well as the relaunch of traditional media such as radio, spending 15 years working for telecoms across South America, Eastern Europe, India and China during major open market and privatization processes in these regions.

From January 2006 to July 2013, he was Eni’s executive Vice President for public communications. During these years he coordinated the work of the company’s communications representatives around the world.  Since October 2015, Di Giovanni has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eni Co Inc. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eni USA R&M Co. Inc., a company which produces and distributes lubricants in North America.  Starting in October 2015, he has served as Executive Vice Chairman of Eni’s Washington D.C. branch office, a role through which he works to safeguard and promote Eni’s interests in the USA, interfacing with local public institutions and authorities, assessing markets and advising the company on growth opportunities.  He is the Editor-in-chief of the platform ABO - About Oil and print magazine Oil, prestigious energy news publications, as well as the periodical Professione Gestore, a publication through which Eni communicates with managers throughout Italy, providing them with information on business strategy, promotional initiatives and new products.