Starting as of today, Friday October 1st, Guido Bortoni is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at CESI SpA, following the appointment of the new Board by the CESI S.p.A. Ordinary Assembly of the Shareholders on July 14th, 2021. In the first Board of Directors meeting, held on July 15th, Matteo Codazzi was confirmed as Group Chief Executive Officer for the three-year period 2021 - 2023.
With the appointment of Guido Bortoni, CESI Group will benefit from the authority, independence and profound skills of a figure of great institutional importance, as our new Chairman held several key roles throughout his career, amongst which he was Chairman of ARERA – Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy Network and Environment – from 2011 to 2018; Chief Executive at the Energy Department of the Italian Government (2009-2011); Head of the Energy Markets Department at the then Italian Electricity and Gas Regulatory Authority (1998-2009). From July 2019, he also held the role of Senior Advisor - Regulatory at the Directorate-General Energy of the European Commission.
Mr. Bortoni’s career has, also, started in CESI, where he developed a profound expertise in Power Grid Studies working as engineer from 1987 to 1998. “This is a return to the place in which my professional career has started, where I had the opportunity to develop a background based on the Italian and European best practices, which is essential to interact with institutions and key players in the energy sector,” he says. “Today, I come back to a much bigger, improved and more diversified CESI Group, which has the goal to support and inspire the players of the global energy transition through its testing and consulting services, integrated with civil and environmental engineering activities. This happened thanks to the know-how and expertise of those working at CESI and to the vision of recent management.”
Matteo Codazzi has been CEO of CESI since 2009. From 2006 to 2009 he has been CEO and Country Manager of Enel in Romania. He joined Enel in 1999. Codazzi began his career in 1990 at Finmeccanica-Ansaldo and Alenia, holding several roles in the fields of power generation and aerospace.
“I take the opportunity to thank our shareholders for the trust they have placed in me once again. In the past years, CESI has been able to face the challenges posed by the evolution of the energy sector, turning them into an opportunity for growth, which made us a global leader in innovation and energy transition services. In this context, the authority, independence and profound skills of a figure of great institutional importance, such as Chairman Bortoni, are an essential contribution for the future of CESI,” says Matteo Codazzi. “Let me also thank Salvatore Machì, our former Chairman, on behalf of all shareholders and employees, for the valuable contribution he offered to the Group over the course of twenty-two years.”