People

Ruggero Aricò

Head of Institutional Affair - Enel Green Power

Ruggero Arico graduated in Law at the University of Messina, Italy in 1999 and he was admitted to the Bar in 2002.

He joined Enel in 2000 at the Institutional and International Affairs Department. In 2003 he moved to Brussels to follow the start-up of the office and to manage the institutional relations with the European Union, in particular he worked very closely to the European Parliament.

After 5 years, he moved to Moscow to follow the start-up of the office as Head of External Relations for Russia & CIS Countries and in 2010 he moved to Algiers as Head of External Relations for Algeria where he spent 6 years.

Since March 2016 he is Head of Institutional Affairs for Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania in Enel Green Power, the Italian multinational company fully dedicated to the development and promotion of renewable energies.

For 2018-2019 he was also appointed Vice President of “Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo”, the General Confederation of Italian Industry association for the development of Italian businesses in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

He is also Vice President of “Disability Pride Italy”, the non-profit association that supports people with disabilities and that organized the first Italian edition of the event “Disability Pride” which took place in Rome last July.

Ruggero has an extensive experience in international relations, governmental affairs and politics, he spent most of his adult life outside Italy in different multicultural contexts and he often speaks as visiting professor at universities worldwide. He speaks fluently several foreign languages.

He is a Rotary Member and he received the highest honor “Paul Harris Fellow”.