Enel Group CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace awarded Order of Friendship by president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

Published on Tuesday, 5 November 2019

“It is a great honor to be awarded the Order of Friendship by the President of the Russian Federation personally and on behalf of all the colleagues of Enel Russia. The reception of this award once again emphasizes the significance of the Russian-Italian cooperation, experience exchange and ongoing interaction during implementation of joint projects, as well as confirming that Enel Group’s strategy aimed at energy transformation and sustainable development gains high awards”

– Francesco Starace, Enel Group CEO and General Manager

The Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation is a badge of merit recognition for building fruitful relations between countries and strengthening Russia’s position in the international community. It is awarded to both Russian and foreign citizens, including for success in various sectors of the economy.

Enel Group is the largest company in Italy and  leading utility in Europe in terms of market capitalization. Francesco Starace has been heading Enel Group since 2014. The power sector’s transformation and sustainable development are the key areas of the company’s activity. In all countries of its presence, including Russia, where the company operates in the conventional power generation sector and started developing new renewable projects, it is guided by principles of sustainable development, innovative production through the use of environmentally friendly technologies, decarbonization of its activity with special focus on social responsibility and sustainability. The cutting-edge technologies introduced by the company both at its existing power plants and wind power facilities under construction are often used in Russia for the first time. Moreover, the company actively develops such innovative areas as infrastructure for electric vehicles, power storage, demand response, smart grids – everything that makes the power sector a driver of the country’s economy development within the framework of the energy strategy the Russian Federation is adhered to.