Toni Volpe ’02
Toni Volpe graduated magna cum laude in management, economics and industrial engineering from Polytechnic of Milan in 1997. In 2002, he earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Between 1997 and 1998, he worked at Decathlon Logistics in France managing operations, planning, work organization, and recruiting of a sector of the regional warehouse. From 1998 to 2004, he was a consultant at Bain & Company in Milan in luxury goods, apparel, financial, and postal services. In 2004, he joined Enel Group and worked in Corporate Strategy, reporting directly to the Enel Group CEO on key corporate development programs.
From 2005 to 2011, he was president and CEO of Enel Green Power (EGP) North America (USA and Canada). Under his leadership, the company diversified its portfolio in geothermal and solar, in addition to mini-hydro, wind, and biomass, and built pipelines of projects in various technologies. Substantial growth in installed capacity and gross margin allowed EGP NA to become a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in the United States and Canada.
Between 2011 and 2014, he was head of Human Resources Planning, Compensation, Development, Training, and Recruiting at group level. From 2014, he was country manager and CEO of Enel Romania. He managed the activities of the group on the regulated business of electric distribution, covering more than 30 percent of the market in Romania, and the unregulated business of supply of electricity with 2.7 million customers.
In February 2016, Mr. Volpe became the chief executive officer and general manager of Falck Renewables SpA. Falck Renewables (FKR) is an independent renewable energy power producer and services provider listed on the Milan stock exchange. FKR manages about 2.7 GW of renewable energy assets worldwide, out of which about 950 MW are consolidated on balance sheet. FKR is present in the United Kingdom, Italy, USA, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands with owned operating assets and assets under construction or development. FKR is present in about 20 countries (Europe, Central America, Middle East, and Japan) with asset management and technical services businesses, provided through Vector Cuatro, a wholly owned company headquartered in Madrid.