San Donato Milanese (Milan) – WEBWIRE – Friday, May 13, 2022
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi received the 2022 Distinguished Business Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council yesterday. This prestigious award was given for his extraordinary contribution to European and Italian energy security and the technological transformation of Eni.
This is the first time that an Italian representative has been honoured in the Business Leadership category. On the same evening, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi received the Distinguished International Leadership Award.
Introduced and received by Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber (United Arab Emirates Special Representative on Climate Change and Minister for Industry and Advanced Technology), Claudio Descalzi said: It is an honor to receive this award and to share it with all of the Eni people who, along with me, make a tremendous effort to ensure energy security and stability in Europe and Italy during this great crisis. This is the moment when we must work as hard to achieve the crucial goal of a fair transition to a world without emissions. This path must allow for the challenges of climate change to coexist with guaranteed access to energy, as well as economic and social development for all communities. This is the transition we believe in.
In the presence of Mario Draghi, the Italian Prime Minister,
Enis CEO was presented with the award. During the ceremony, two additional awards were handed out, to the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, who received the Distinguished Leadership Award – for the first time ever awarded to an entire nation, honouring the Ukrainian people for their extraordinary courage and resilience – and to Ukrainian singer Jamala.
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