Paolo Pietrogrande

Implementing radical corporate changes, restructuring and repositioning large organizations

Paolo Pietrogrande - Partner Netplan

Managing Partner, Netplan Management Consulting, LLC, implementing radical corporate changes, restructuring and repositioning large organizations and member of the:

  • Board of Directors of Falck Renewables SpA (stock listed independent power producer), Lead Independent Director, Chairman Audit&Risk Management Committee
  • Board of Directors of Neodecortech SpA (stock listed decor paper manufacturer), Chairman Audit&Risk Management Committee
  • Board of Directors of MAPs Group SpA (stock listed big-data management
  • Chairman, Edera SRL Impresa Sociale (not-for-profit civil engineering research company)

Chemical engineer by training, past positions as CEO or executive Chairman include Enel Green Power (World largest renewable energy producer), 9REN/Gamesa Solar (a Spanish project developer, engineer, contractor and investor of renewable energy projects), Element Power Solar (developer of large solar power projects in Europe, North and Latin America, headquartered in Portland, Oregon), Solopower (high tech manufacturer, Silicon Valley, California), Nuovi Cantieri Apuania (commercial ship building in Italy), CISE (energy R&D), GOVECS GmbH (German manufacturer of premium electric scooters), Atmos Holding SpA (Cleantech Venture Capital), Solar Energy Italia, and Vice Chairman of CHI Energy (Independent Power Producer, Connecticut) and EGI (IPP, Costarica and Latin America).

Held senior executive positions at General Electric, Bain and Kinetics Technology International BV. At KTI Paolo initiated his professional career as junior process engineer in the R&D division in California, in 1981.

Served, among others, in the Boards of Directors of Pirelli, Ryanair, Camco, Iren, SMRE, Ducati Motor (all stock listed), Trinergy and ENI Acqua and as Scientific Director of the Executive Master in Business Administration of Bologna Business School, Università di Bologna, where he still regularly teaches leadership skills. Teaches Corporate Economics and Governance at Universita’ di Salerno, and has taught at Columbia University (NYC), Luiss (Roma), Isida (Palermo).

In his function as CEO of Enel Green Power, he received the Platts/Business Week 2002 Global Energy Award for the Renewables Company of the Year.

Paolo received his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Università di Roma, received management education at California Institute of Technology, at Insead and at GE Learning Center in Crottonville.

Among his publications the “Le Rinnovabili sono un business?” in the textbook “Future Energy, Future Green”, Mondadori Universita’, 2017; “Energia Verde per un Paese Rinnovabile”, 2nd edition 2007, Muzzio editore; the hydrogen technology section of “fuel cell systems”, plenum press, 1993.