Luigi Ferraris has been the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Terna since May 2017.
From February 2015 to April 2017, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Poste Italiane Group, which he led through the process of privatization and stock-market listing.
From October 1999 to January 2015, he was with the Enel Group, holding various top-management positions. These included Chief Financial Officer for the group from June 2009 to November 2014, Chairman of Enel Green Power in the same period, guiding the listing process, as well as Board member of the Chilean subsidiary Enersis and further on Manager of the Latin American area and, for the same company, CEO to January 2015. He was also on the Board of Directors of Endesa S.A., a Spanish subsidiary of the Enel Group as well as in other relevant subsidiaries.
From April 2015 to April 2017, he was a board member of ERG SpA, listed on the Borsa Italiana market, and Gruppo PSC SpA, an Italian leader in infrastructure engineering.
Ferraris started his career in the auditing sector at PriceWaterhouse and held various managerial positions in important Italian and multinational industrial companies, starting out with Agusta, Piaggio VE, Sasib Beverage and Elsag Bailey Process Automation, which was part of the Finmeccanica Group and listed on the NYSE at the time. From 1998 to 1999, he was Chief Financial Officer of Elsacom, a company belonging to the Finmeccanica Group operating in the field of satellite telephony.
He has a degree in Business and 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 and led numerous courses, such as “Energy Management”, as part of the Masters in Business Administration, “Business Strategy”, “Planning and Control” and “Management Control Systems”.