Luca Vignati is Eni’s Natural Resource Upstream Director as of Feb. 7th 2022.
Natural Resources includes E&P, gas and LNG Midstream, CCUS, Natural Climate Solutions, Agro-feedstock and Sustainable Development activities.
Born in Macerata (Italy) in 1963, married with two sons, he graduated with honors in Mining Engineering from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna in 1998. He joined the Eni Group in 1990, beginning his career as a reservoir engineer at Agip SpA. Following several assignments in Italy (Ravenna and Ortona operational districts) and abroad (Congo, Nigeria, Libya, Norway), he covered many technical positions in reservoir management, petroleum engineering and production departments.
Luca has matured a considerable experience in managing complex Joint Ventures, and in commercial negotiations in challanging environments. He contributed to various local content developments and in country value creation.
He started his managerial position as Development General Director at SITEP JV, Tunisia, 1998.
Until 2008, when he was back to Eni, he worked as General Manager in a medium size manufacturing company, Italy.
In 2009 He was appointed Technical Director in Eni UK and in 2010 he became Managing Director of Burren Resources Petroleum Limited, Turkmenistan. Moved to Egypt in late 2011, serving Agiba as General Manager & Manager Director.
In the period from 2012 to 2020 he was working in Kazakhstan, where he covered the position of Operations Director & Deputy General Director in Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (2012-2014), Managing Director & Resident Manager Agip Karachaganak (2015-2016), and EVP of Central Asia Region (2016-2020).
He served NCOC (Kashagan JV) as Chairman of the Shareholder Committee from 2017 to 2019.From 2020 to 2021 he has been the Head of Commercial Negotiations for Eni, and the Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Region Upstream Business from 2021 to early 2022.
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