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Giorgio Graditi

Research: Giorgio Graditi appointed new director general of ENEA

Giorgio Graditi, 53, was appointed director general of ENEA following a public selection procedure, ratified by the Board of Directors (BoD) of the Agency, to be followed by administrative procedures.

PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Palermo, Graditi currently holds the role of director of the ENEA Department of Energy Technologies and Renewable Sources and PNRR coordinator. He started his career at ENEA in 2000 and has assumed numerous roles and conducted initiatives and projects in the field of energy technologies and renewable sources.

Currently president of MEDENER, the association of agencies for energy, energy efficiency and renewable sources of the Mediterranean countries, he’s responsible for various projects and initiatives at national and international level and holds the position of coordinator of the technical-scientific committee of the national energy technology cluster. He’s responsible for the Program Agreement on hydrogen under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and for the Program Agreement on smart grids, hydrogen and advanced materials for energy between ENEA and the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security.

On the basis of article 9 of the ENEA Statute, the director general is responsible for the management of the Agency and is in charge of implementing the president’s provisions and the resolutions of the Board of Directors, whose meetings he attends without voting rights. He was appointed by the BOD under proposal of the president, who chose him from a list of three candidates submitted by a Search Committee made up of external experts.

The selection was preceded by the publication on the Agency's website of a call for expressions of interest addressed to candidates who met the necessary requirements (public administration or private sector executives with extensive experience and high professional qualifications in innovation or research management and highly professional individuals with qualified experience in the areas pertaining to ENEA’s activities), which received around thirty applications.