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Paolo Scaroni ’73
Deputy Chairman, Rothschild Group, Italy
Born in 1946, Paolo Scaroni served as CEO of Eni, one of the world’s leading energy companies, until 2014, and is now deputy chairman of Rothschild Group.
He earned a degree in economics and commerce from Milan’s Bocconi University in 1969 and worked for three years at Chevron before receiving an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1973. For a year following business school, Mr. Scaroni 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 glass division.
In 1985, Mr. Scaroni became CEO of Techint, where he oversaw the privatizations of SIV, Italimpianti, and Dalmine. He joined Pilkington in 1996, serving as CEO until 2002, then became CEO of Enel, Italy’s leading electricity utility, until 2005.
Mr. Scaroni is a non-executive deputy chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group, as well as a non-executive director of Assicurazioni Generali and Veolia Environnement. He serves on the board of the Fondazione Teatro alla Scala.
In June 2013, he was made a commandeur of the French Légion d’honneur.
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