Ruggeri joined Santander in 2008 and has almost 13 of experience in Investment Banking. He is currently Executive Director, Head of Power and Energy Infrastructure for LatAm at Santander C&IB, having joined the Energy Global Division at the end of 2016. He covered the position of Head of Energy of Santander Chile in the C&IB division from 2012 to 2016. Previously, Mr. Ruggeri worked for more than 5 years in the Corporate Finance team based in Spain and UK. Prior to joining Santander C&IB, Mr Ruggeri worked at PwC in the Energy and Oil & Gas division (Italy) as an auditor and as an accountant at Momentum Services Ltd in London (JV between Compass Group (UK) and Cremonini Group (Italy). Ruggeri also covered the role of Associate Professor of IFRS and Accounting at IE Business School and at FEF (Fundación Estudios Financieros, part of IEAF, Instituto Español de Analistas Financieros). Ruggeri holds a bachelor degree Suma Cum Laude in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (Italy), an International MBA from IE Business School (Dean List merit ranking) and attended a course on Advanced Corporate Finance at Harvard University.
Andrea Galieti is Director of the Department for International Regulation at ENGIE. The position, designed in 2019 to support ENGIE’s ambitions in becoming world leader in the zero carbon transition, covers a large perimeter of activities, including electricity, gas and services.
Prior to this, he served ENGIE as Director for Market Design and Regulation for the energy sales in the Business Unit Europe, as Head of Regulatory Affairs in the Business Unit Italy, and was for several years Vice President in charge of Business Development, for the development of renewable and traditional power generation assets, natural gas infrastructures and M&A.
Before joining ENGIE, he was from 2001 to 2005 Head of Cabinet of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, and contributed to the drafting of the rules governing the energy markets in Italy today.
His professional experience is complemented by several years in the energy industry, including the Montedison Group and Edison, a major energy player in Italy.
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis is Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe since 2016. Before he was Representative of Infineon Technologies in Brussels and Member of the European Parliament (2004 – 2014) inter alia in the ITRE Committee (Industry, Technology, Research and Energy) where he could contribute to lay the cornerstone for the first and the second Joint Undertaking on hydrogen and fuel cells. In 2007 he was elected “MEP of the year” by his colleagues of the European Parliament in the category “Research and Innovation”. In 2015 he was appointed ambassador at large for Greece. He is frequently publishing in international media and started to write novels with a political background.
Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. He holds German and Greek nationality, a degree in political science from the University of Bonn.
Chris offers insights to inform, shape a decision, policy & regulation, and guide the next steps for energy ventures, acquisitions & divestments, energy technology applications, new technologies, energy efficiency, the energy transition and climate strategies.
Chris has a unique global experience having worked in over 40 countries. This is underpinned by extensive knowledge of petroleum systems and where and how best to find oil and gas, notably in the Gulf of Mexico & nearby areas, Europe and NE & SE Asia. He has worked on dozens of oil and gas field developments. His experience also covers the development of midstream, downstream market development & renewables investments in many emerging economies.
Chris’ insights help decide what to invest in, when & how much, and also when to divest or exit, and how to maximise their value. Chris has extensive experience acquired on the Boards of companies, dozens of subsidiaries, also business chambers & energy committees.
Chris is author of over 25 professional papers on energy trends, National Oil Companies, petroleum systems, petroleum exploration & development in SE Asia, energy technologies, sedimentology and climate changes as revealed by mineralogy in the geological rock record.
His contributions to the energy and education sectors have been recognised by the UK Government with both an MBE and CBE, and also the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican Government – the first foreigner in the energy sector to achieve this award.