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Down and Under: The Pandemic’s Impact on the World’s Oil Industry

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 121 p.m.

Headshot of Paolo Scaroni

The Centennial Speaker Series presents a moderated conversation with Paolo Scaroni, former CEO and general manager of Eni Spa Oil and Gas and deputy chairman of Rothschild Group. This event is co-sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, the CFA Society of New York, and the Museum of American Finance.
Join us for a discussion on the unprecedented collapse on the oil market.


12 p.m. Welcome Remarks

Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of the Gabelli School of Business

12:05 p.m. Discussion

Moderator: Andrea Mennillo, Managing Director and Founding Partner of IDA Capital Ltd., London
Interviewee: Paolo Scaroni, Former CEO Eni Oil and Gas Company, Deputy Chairman of Rothschild Group

12:45 p.m.

Q&A from audience

1 p.m. Closing Remarks

Andrew Auslander, CFA, FRM, Managing Principal, Agile Financial LLC; Vice-Chair of Value Investing Group of CFA Society of New York

About Paolo Scaroni

Paolo Scaroni is deputy chairman of Rothschild & Co, chairman of Giuliani, and chairman of AC Milan. He obtained an economics degree from Milan’s Bocconi University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

After business school, Scaroni was an associate at McKinsey. From 1973 until 1985, he was with Saint Gobain, culminating with his appointment as president of the Flat Glass Division. In 1985, Mr. Scaroni became CEO of Techint, and executive vice president of SIV, a joint venture between Techint and Pilkington. He joined Pilkington in 1996 and was CEO until May 2002, when he became CEO of Enel, Italy’s leading electricity utility and after CEO of Eni, one of the world’s major integrated oil companies, from May 2005 to May 2014.

He is the non-executive director of Veolia Environnement in Paris, non-executive director of Ingosstrakh in Moscow, and member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School in New York.

About Andrea Mennillo

Andrea holds a B.S. in business from Federico II University in Naples and a B.S. in international banking from University of Lecce. He also is an alumnus of INSEAD Graduate School. He has almost 30 years of leadership experience, mostly in financial institutions and infrastructure funds worldwide.

He has acted as chairman, managing director, and board member in banks, insurance companies, and financial conglomerates in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. After Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, where he was appointed by the Ministry of Finance of Italy, he founded IDA Capital, an investment firm that operates in the fastest-growing countries and focuses on business diplomacy.

Andrea is the parent of Francesco Mennillo, GSB ’16, and past chair of International Parents Leadership Council. He is a member of Gabelli School of Business Advisory Board, chair of the Globalization Council, chairman of Fordham Advisory Board, London, and winner of the Gabelli School of Business 2018 International Awareness Award.

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