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Marco Arcelli is the Chief Executive Officer and responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations of ACWA Power’s growing global
footprint and ensuring its continued growth and
success worldwide.
He is a seasoned C-level executive with over 20 years of international
experience in energy and infrastructure, retail, and digital innovation and has
played a crucial role in the strategic positioning and growth of multinational
companies. As an energy expert, Marco has held various leadership positions,
including CEO Enel Trade, EVP Upstream Gas, CEO of Enel’s North American
operations, as well as Chairman of EP New Energy.
Marco also has in-depth expertise in turn-around and operations, having led
two corporate transformations highlighted in case studies by IESE and
Harvard Business School. He is also a peer reviewer for the International
Energy Agency
He has also made significant contributions in public affairs and government
relations, managing policy negotiations at the country and EU level. He is a
dedicated advocate of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues
and has served as an Audit and HR Committee member for listed companies
in Germany and Russia.
An active member of numerous Boards, Marco is also a mentor for
organizations supporting women in business and young talents.
He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Università
degli Studi di Genova, Italy and has completed the Harvard Advanced
Management Program.

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