Eliano has got 25 years' experience in the utility area with a strong focus on renewables, business development and strategy.
Since March 2022 he is Head of the 3SUN, a company of the Enel Group active in the manufacturing of both solar cells and panels aiming to commission the biggest European factory in July 2024.
Eliano joined the Enel Group in 2017 as Head of e-Industries in ENEL X where he was responsible for managing the B2B solutions on a global scale, as well as growing the customer base both in existing and new countries.
Before joining ENEL, Eliano has been working 8 years in E.ON where starting from 2014 he was Vice President Energy Storage, being responsible for the development of Energy Storage solutions globally.
Between 2012 and 2014 Eliano was also Director for Renewables in the MPX-E.ON Participacoes S.A., the Joint Venture established in April 2012 by E.ON and MPX to develop power generation projects in Latin America and before moving to Brazil - between 2011 and 2012 - he was Director of Business Development & Business Affairs in E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH and Director of E.ON Carbon Sourcing GmbH.
He was also Board Member of EMIC (E.ON-MASDAR INTEGRATED CARBON Limited), the Joint Venture established by E.ON and MASDAR to develop energy efficiency projects in the Middle East and in South East Asia.
Before joining the E.ON Group - between January 2009 and April 2004 - Eliano Russo was Head of Carbon Strategy for the Enel Group.
Between 2008 and 2004 he also worked in China for the Sino Italian Cooperation Program where he supported both Enel and the Italian Ministry for Environment and Territory to identify, promote and develop CDM projects. In 2004 he was hired by World Bank as a short-term consultant.
Before that he joined the Consulting Division of Ernst & Young in Rome where he acted as an independent evaluator of projects co-financed by the Italian Government and the European Commission.
He was also a member of the Italian delegation that negotiated the Kyoto Protocol and focused mainly on the flexible mechanisms (Emissions Trading, Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism).
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Speakers will be divided in two blocks.
2nd block: 11:45am-12:15pm
Based on the European Commission's first Solar Strategy, the European Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance (ESIA) aims to build resilience and strategic autonomy for Europe's solar value chain by scaling up EU manufacturing of competitive, innovative and sustainable products. The first ESIA forum will consist of two sessions, the first of which will be a high-level political forum discussing the state of solar manufacturing in Europe.
The panel will discuss the following questions: