Lunch and Learn with Enel's CEO Francesco Starace

by BERC@Haas


Thu, Oct 17, 2019

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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Wells Fargo Room, Cheit Hall C420

2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States

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Join BERC and the Energy Institute as we explore the global clean energy transition with Severin Borenstein and Enel's CEO Francesco Starace.

Under Francesco Starace's guidance, the multinational energy utility, Enel, has shifted away from fossil fuels to renewables and is a leader in developing a more decentralized, flexible grid through the integration of new technologies.

Join BERC and the Energy Institute as Severin Borenstein engages Enel CEO Francesco Starace on the opportunities and challenges of the global clean energy transition, the role of innovation and sustainability for Enel in the transition, and how the Sustainable Development Goals are a core part of the vision to navigate change for the future.

*Lunch will be provided*

Sponsored by Enel, the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, and Haas Energy Institute

Francesco Starace

CEO and General Manager of Enel S.p.A. since May 2014, he joined the Group in 2000 holding several positions including CEO and General Manager of Enel Green Power.

His previous work experiences were in General Electric Group, ABB Group and in Alstom Power Corporation too.

Member of the Advisory Board of the UN’s “SE4All” initiative since 2014 and of the BoD of the UN’s Global Compact since 2015.The European Commission appointed him Member of the “Multi-stakeholder Platform on the Implementation of the SDGs in the EU” in September 2017.

Since September 2019, by invitation of Rockefeller Foundation, Mr. Starace has become a member of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty.Graduated in Nuclear Engineering (Polytechnic University of Milan).

Severin Borenstein

Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and Faculty Director of the Energy Institute at Haas. He is also Director emeritus of the University of California Energy Institute (1994-2014).

He received his A.B. from U.C. Berkeley and Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. His research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation. He has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and gasoline industries, and electricity markets.

Borenstein is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He served on the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange from 1997 to 2003. During 1999-2000, he was a member of the California Attorney General's Gasoline Price Task Force. In 2010-11, Borenstein was a member of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. In 2012-13, he served on the Emissions Market Assessment Committee, which advised the California Air Resources Board on the operation of California’s Cap and Trade market for greenhouse gases. In 2014, he was appointed to the California Energy Commission’s Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, which he chaired from 2015 until the Committee was dissolved in 2017. Since 2015, he has served on the Advisory Council of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

In 2019, he was appointed to the Governing Board of the California Independent System Operator.


Wells Fargo Room, Cheit Hall C420

2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States

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