Stefano Cao is an Italian engineer and senior business management executive with vast experience in the energy and infrastructure sector.
Since 30 April 2015 he has been Chief Executive Officer of Saipem S.p.A., a leading global company in the Engineering & Construction and Drilling business lines, with a strong bias towards oil & gas-related activities in remote areas and deep waters.
After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from the “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Mr. Cao began his career in the Eni Group in 1976, first in Saipem S.p.A. – which he left as Executive Chairman in 2000 – and subsequently in Eni S.p.A. – which he left in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer of the Exploration & Production Division.
From February 2009 to June 2012 Mr Cao was Managing Director and CEO of Sintonia SA, a holding company in the infrastructure sector established as the result of a joint venture between Edizione Holding, Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners, Mediobanca and GIC.
Other positions held include Chairman of Eni Corporate University, Chairman of Assomineraria, member of the Boards of Directors of Telecom Italia S.p.A., Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) S.p.A. and Autostrade per l’Italia (ASPI) S.p.A., member of the Management Board of A2A S.p.A. and Non Executive Director of Petrofac Ltd.