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Nicola Rossi



Nicola Rossi is Head of Innovation for Enel Group.

In his role he leads an international team distributed across Europe, North America and Latin America with the responsibility of innovation at global level, across the overall value chain of the Enel Group (generation, distribution, energy management and retail of energy and related services), with the aim to make energy use more efficient and simplify people’s lives and with a strong commitment towards a transition that leaves no one behind, creating a more sustainable, flexible, accessible and secure energy system.

His fields of competence include renewable power generation, efficiency and flexibility, advanced materials, environment, energy storage, automation and robotics, industrial IoT, predictive diagnostic, circular economy, start-ups and open innovation management.

He was previously Head of Innovation for Enel Green Power and Thermal Generation, Enel’s business line for energy generation from conventional and renewable sources.

He joined Enel in October 2000, where he started working as a process engineer. In the last ten years, he has covered several managing positions in the innovation, sustainability and engineering areas, driving international teams and projects in Europe, United States, Latin America and Asia. In 2018 he managed the start-up of the Enel thermal generation fleet digitalization program. He is member of the EPRI Research Advisory Council. He was member of the European Zero Emission Platform from 2008 to 2012. He is author of many scientific papers published on international journals or conference proceedings and lecturer in academic courses on energy systems and environmental protection. He has been reviewer in the frame of European Funding Programs.

Nicola Rossi graduated in Chemical Engineering at Pisa University in April 2000. After graduation, he participated to executive training programs at Università Bocconi, IESE Business School and Harvard University.

He is married and has two daughters and a son. He likes technology and is fascinate of its impacts on society and human behaviors. He is a keen cyclist, and he likes playing tennis and skiing.