Since September 2017, Francesco Buresti has been head of A2A Group’s Smart Infrastructures Business Unit, which includes group activities in the distribution of electricity and gas, the integrated water cycle, district heating, the smart city and public lighting
He is chairman of A2A Ciclo Idrico (Water Cycle) and board member of Linea Group Holding (LGH), an A2A subsidiary multi-utility operating in the areas of Cremona, Pavia, Lodi, Rovato and Crema.
Born in Bologna in 1964, he is married with two children. In 1989, he graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna. For many years, he has been Visiting Professor on the Procurement Master course at the University of Rome – Tor Vergata.
He previously held various positions in the procurement sphere within the ENEL group, both in Italy and abroad. From 2012 to 2017, he was responsible for the group’s Global Procurement, heading a workforce of 850 in 11 countries with a budget of €14 billion. For a two-year period between 2005 and 2012, he was in charge of procurement for electricity distribution in Italy and then, for five years, at Madrid-based subsidiary Endesa, where he was responsible for Spain and Latin America.
Prior to this, he worked for 15 years in consultancy, initially with Accenture and then with McKinsey, where he headed optimization projects for major Italian and European industrial groups, and development projects for companies active in the telecommunications sector.
He also served as a board member in various ENEL group companies and, from 2008 to 2017, sat on the Board of Endesa Chile, a company which, at that time, managed the ENEL group’s conventional generation business in Latin America.
His main hobbies are motorcycling, photography and sport.