Luigi Ferraris


Born in Legnano (Milan) on 23 February 1962. He has a degree in Political Economics from the University of Genoa. He lectures on Corporate Strategy at the Department of Economics of the “Luiss Guido Carli” University of Rome, where he has also taught numerous courses, such as that on Energy Management, as part of the Masters in Business Administration, Business Strategy, Planning and Control and Management Control Systems. He was made CEO in April 2017 and became General Manager of Terna S.p.A on 1 May. He started his career in the auditing sector of PriceWaterhouse back in 1988 and from 1990 onwards held various managerial positions followed by senior management positions in major Italian and multinational industrial companies, starting out with businesses like Agusta, Piaggio VE, Sasib Beverage and Elsag Bailey Process Automation, at the time a member of the Finmeccanica Group and listed on the NYSE. From 1998 to 1999, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Elsacom, a company of the Finmeccanica Group operating in the field of satellite telephony.

In 1999, he then joined the Enel Group where, until 2001, he was CFO of Eurogen, Elettrogen and Interpower, generation companies intended to be sold off as part of the liberalisation of the Italian electricity market. He then went on to hold numerous offices of increasing importance in the administration of important subsidiaries, as CFO. More specifically: from 2002 to early 2004, he was Head of Planning, Control, Administration and Services of the “Infrastructures and Networks” and “Markets” Divisions; from December 2004, Sole Director of ENEL Servizi, a company of which he was then made Chairman with delegations from 2007 to March 2014; from 2004 to 2005, Head of Planning and Control of the Enel group and from June 2005 Manager of the Administration, Planning and Control Function; from June 2009 to November 2014, he was then made CFO of the Enel Group, at this time guiding both the listing of Enel Green Power S.p.A., a company he chaired from 2009 to 2014 and all the Group’s important capital market activities, as well as the rationalisation of the Latin American subsidiaries, strategic planning and M&A operations. From November 2014 to January 2015, he was Head of the Latin America Area and CFO of the Chilean Enersis S.A., lead company in the Group’s investments in the Area. Under the scope of the listed companies of the Enel Group, from 2007 to December 2014, he was also Director on the Board of Endesa S.A., a company listed on the Madrid stock exchange, and from May 2013 to November 2014, Director on the Board of the Chilean subsidiary Enersis S.A., a company listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange of Chile and on the NYSE.

In February 2015, he joined the Poste Italiane Group and as CFO, led it through the stock market listing process. With the Poste Italiane Group, he also launched and successfully implemented the group Management Control and Risk Management system and was Director on the Board of Banca del Mezzogiorno‐Mediocredito Centrale. He has also been a Director on the Board of Gruppo PSC S.p.A., a leading company in the infrastructure systems sector in Italy, as well as of ERG S.p.A.