Marco Alverà, born in New York in 1975, has been the CEO of Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, from April 2016 to april 2022. He holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and has 20 years of experience in Italy’s most relevant energy companies. In 1997, he began his professional path at the London office of Goldman Sachs.
The career of Snam’s CEO has always been driven by a passion for energy and innovation. In 2000, together with other partners, he created Netesi, the first Italian broadband company. In 2002 he joined Enel in the role of Director of the Group Corporate Strategy; in 2004, he then moved on to Wind, where for over a year he held the role of Chief Financial Officer, and where he was also responsible for supervising the company acquisition by Orascom.
In 2005, Marco Alverà joined Eni, where he grew to undertake increasingly important managerial roles, from Head of Gas Supply & Portfolio Development to CEO of Eni Trading & Shipping, all the way to Chief Retail Market Gas&Power. After 12 years at Eni, from April 2016 to april 2022 Marco Alverà has been Chief Executive Officer of Snam.
In addition, he is also a member of the Executive Board and of the Steering Committee of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice as well as non-executive chief officer of S&P Global, a company specialized in financial information and analysis and for which he is also Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford and Vice President of Fondazione Snam.
In 2019, together with his brother Giorgio and their cousins, Marco Alverà created Fondazione Kenta, a not-for-profit organization founded in memory of their late grandmother, Kenta Alverà, who was a writer, art historian and women’s rights activists. The main purpose of the Foundation is to act as a platform to connect people, energies and ideas in support of the arts, culture, environmental sustainability and access to education.
The new era of energy
ft.com – In an opinion editorial, Snam’s CEO, Marco Alverà, explains the key elements of the climate revolution.
Top Manager and ESG factors
corriere.it – Marco Alverà at Corriere Sette: “Today’ s companies’ leaders must have a value – based behavior, companies with an integrated ESG strategy will do well on the Stock Market”.
The Race to Hydrogen Goes Beyond Brexit
bloomberg.com – The statements by Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, on the occasion of the agreement with the British ITM Power for the development of technologies for the production of green hydrogen.
The experimentation of Contursi Terme
nytimes.com – Hydrogen as clean fuel of the future: the example starts from Snam and an Italian pasta factory, thanks to the commitment of the company led by the CEO Alverà to the energy transition.
bloomberg.com – Marco Alverà, the CEO who wants Italy to love hydrogen power: as part of an effort to green the economy, hydrogen could supply a quarter of Italy’s energy demand by the middle of the century.
Hydrogen and climate change
ft.com – The EU can use hydrogen to stop climate change and create jobs: Marco Alverà’s op-ed.
Hydrogen and climate change
The Italian case
The Hydrogen Era
The value of Fairness
Marco Alverà at the CNN:"We will play a key role in energy transition"
Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, explained the company’s goals, motivations and next steps towards energy transition.
Marco Alverà at the CNBC to talk about hydrogen
Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, explained the importance of certificates of origin, also for hydrogen, as they are crucial to ensure its sustainability.
Marco Alverà at CERAWeek Houston: advantages of natural gas
Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, illustrated the flexibility and storage potential that gas offers to the energy sistem.
How will Snam's investments boost the Italian economy?
Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, explains how his company’s projects will contribute to the Italian economy and the decarbonization of the country.
Marco Alverà, guest on the Alain Elkan Interviews podcast.
Marco Alverà and Alain Elkan talk about green hydrogen, the energy transition and digitalisation.
Green hydrogen can compete with fossil fuels within 5 years
Snam CEO Marco Alverà discusses in a CNBC interview Snam’s 2020 results and group’s commitment to the energy transition.
Management and surroundings
In his second video interview with digital entrepreneur & broadcaster Marco Montemagno, Snam CEO Marco Alverà discusses about his vision on management issues.
Global "race is on" for hydrogen agenda
Marco Alverà discusses Europe’s green recovery and the potential of hydrogen as a clean energy source at the European House – Ambrosetti Forum.
Marco Alverà | Getting to Zero Coalition at Davos 2020
Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer of Snam explains how hydrogen could play an important role in the shift to zero emission fuels, in shipping and beyond.
The surprising ingredient that makes businesses work better
State Conference on the Italian Energy Transition (Ita)
The future of cities
Executive Chat with Bocconi
Leaders & Daughters
The importance of “purpose” for enterprises (Ita)
Energy, hydrogen and surroundings
The digital entrepreneur & broadcaster Marco Montemagno discusses the current situation with Snam’s CEO Marco Alverà.
Founded in 2019 by Marco Alverà and his brother Giorgio together with their cousins, the Fondazione Kenta was created in memory of their grandmother, Angelica – Kenta – Alverà, famous for being a women’s rights activists, writer and art historian. In memory of a woman who was capable of combining philosophy, ethics and innovation, Fondazione Kenta was born as a not-for-profit platform to connect people, energies and ideas in support of art, culture, environmental sustainability and education.
The Fondazione Kenta is located in the Isola neighborhood in Milan, in the spaces of the Fabbrica Sassetti, a former wool yarn factory founded in the 1930s. Inside a hidden courtyard in the heart of the capital of Lombardy, alongside defending the neighborhood’s history of craftsmanship, the building also tells the story of the people who worked there: men and women who, in the 1950s, defended Isola by fighting against a planned six-lane motorway that would have destroyed it forever.
With its 4 floors, 19 rooms, a garden and a courtyard making up an area of almost 1,000 square metres, the multifunctional spaces of the Fondazione Kenta include a large room on the first floor for exhibitions, meetings, music and dance performances, a ground floor divided in different workshops, laboratories and rooms dedicated to wellbeing, in addition to a bookshop and rooms for resident artists and students.
The Foundation’s cultural programme was launched in April 2019, during Milan’s Design Week, with Alcova Sassetti, an exhibition of the projects of 20 international designers. Alongside the exhibitions, the initiative also included Q&A sessions and performances of different kinds. The project was the continuation of an experiment started by Alcova in 2018, in the former cake-producing plant COVA & G.
Since September 2019, under the guidance of the Creative Director, Roberto Gerosa, the Foundation has continued to pursue its activities with a programme of initiatives that include art exhibitions, debates and philosophy meetings, wellbeing sessions and projects of educational support for the neighborhood.
The Hydrogen Revolution
A Blueprint for the Future
of Clean Energy
Picture this: It’s 2050. The looming shadow of climate change has finally been banished. The planet is stabilised. Rainforests and coral reefs are thriving. We are finally at equilibrium. This isn’t wishful thinking; it can be our reality. We just need to embrace the missing link between us and truly clean energy: Hydrogen.
The beauty of hydrogen is its simplicity. It’s simple to make, and simple to use. And once you have it, you can do almost anything with it: store it, transport it, pipe it, even burn it.
That may sound too good to be true, but as energy expert Marco Alverà explains, if we’re going to heal the climate, we need to start thinking big. This book is the blueprint for how to get us there. This is not just another climate change book. This is a guidebook for how to save the world and whether you are a policy maker, a business person, an activist, or simply curious, the message is this: there is hope, for us and our planet.
By Hodder Studio
The Secret of Water
Venice. On a full moon night the members of a secret society gather in an ancient palace. A few street further on, Bepi Galvano, a Physics expert, is about to turn eighty years-old. To celebrate the anniversary, his neighbors, three bright kids, are planning a big party.
During the night, however, the Professor disappears in uncertain circumstances. Perhaps, the enigma of his disappearance involves that mysterious organization, the Lunar Society? In a labyrinth-ridden Venice, three young protagonists are about to face a race against time. The future of humanity could be hidden in the Professor’s latest invention, an incredible machine that can produce green energy from water. Now it’s up to Bepi’s kids to gather his legacy and prevent darkness from falling forever on the world we know.
"Zhero - Il segreto dell’acqua" podcast
Follow us into the magical and enchanted atmosphere of Venice, to meet Giada, Serafina, and Michele – three inseparable friends that have been catapulted into a mysterious race against time in search for a machine capable of producing clean energy from water… an invention that could save our planet! Discover this incredible adventure, introduced by the voice of Marco Alverà: a story inspired by the children’s book that he wrote together with his two daughters and published by Salani.
Venice is the city of mysteries: thousands of myths and legends float across its lagoon. And it is here that three inseparable friends, Giada, Serafina and Michele, embark on an extraordinary adventure in search for Bepi, their beloved professor, who disappeared suddenly after a strange incident at his house. What happened to him? Who are the shady characters investigating his most incredible invention, the water machine? And does his disappearance involve the Lunar Society, a mysterious association of scientists, who may hold the future of our planet in its hands?
Bepi’s enigmatic disappearance has left Giada, Serafina and Michele with many questions. But the three friends soon discover that the professor had been hiding some clues that could lead them to the discovery of his precious water machine, a revolutionary device capable of saving the planet by generating clean energy. Will they be able to get hold of it before Vera? And what lies behind the blackout that has suddenly thrown Venice into total darkness?
After an unexpected treasure hunt over the rooftops of Venice and an intrepid race through the city’s canals on board of a gondola, our heroes are close to a showdown. At the Fire Station, they meet Gianni, an old friend of the professor who could put them on the right path to find Bepi and the water machine… if they manage to get there before Vera, who is now only a step away from her wicked objective… Will they manage?