Guido Brusco is Italian major Eni's new heading of natural resources, replacing Alessandro Puliti who will be departing the company.

Brusco's first day in the role of director general of natural resources was yesterday and he is now Eni's top man looking after upstream oil and gas with an added focus on promoting energy efficiency and carbon capture.

The new helmsman has pedigree in the upstream sector, because he had been Eni's upstream director since 2020.

A mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Rome, he joined Eni in 1997.

He began his career in drilling and production, holding positions of growing responsibility, in different countries, up to the role of deputy operations general manager in Egypt in 2005 and operations division director in Kazakhstan in 2009.

He took up the roles of managing director of Agip KCO in Kazakhstan in 2013, managing director of Agip Caspian Sea in 2014 and subsequently managing director in Angola.

In 2018 he was appointed executive vice president for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, looking after - among others - its prolific assets in Mozambique, Angola and Ghana.

Eni expressed its "strongest thanks" to Puliti for his "excellent contribution" over the recent years in developing traditional energy sources in the context of emissions reduction and progressive decarbonisation, which are fundamental levers of Eni's energy transition strategy.

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