“I am honored to receive this award”: Enel’s CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace expressed his satisfaction after having received the 2021 Tiepolo Award. It has been made every year since 1996 by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Spain (CCIS) and the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE). It is for Spanish and Italian entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves in their commitment to contributing to the improvement of economic and commercial relations between the two countries.
The award ceremony was held on December 13 at the Amboage Palace in Madrid, the seat of the Italian Embassy in Spain. In addition to Enel’s CEO, who was unable to attend the ceremony, Acciona’s Chairman and CEO José Manuel Entrecanales also received an award.
“I am honored to receive this award which highlights the integration and development of economic and commercial relations between Italy and Spain”
Francesco Starace, Enel CEO
According to Francesco Starace, the Tiepolo Award, which was established in 1996, “highlights the integration and development of economic and commercial relations between Italy and Spain.” Starace was represented at the ceremony by Endesa’s CEO José Bogas, who conveyed his thanks. In his message, Starace stressed that Italy and Spain are “strategic partners in several areas, one of which is the ecological transition.” He pointed out that it is no coincidence that the Group “has, for some time, been operating in both countries in an integrated way and with common objectives and projects, promoting decarbonization through renewable energies, the efficient use of energy through electrification, and modern and resilient electricity grids.” For the next few years, “planned investments in Italy and Spain amount to about half of the Enel Group’s overall investment plan, and include important projects under the European Recovery Plan, allowing both countries to give life to a more modern, competitive and sustainable economy, while supporting industrial growth and employment.”
The Tiepolo Award received by Francesco Starace came only a few days after another important form of recognition: the “Rome Award for the country’s development.” It is currently in its sixth edition and is one of the city’s most prestigious awards. It is given to “personalities from the world of economics, science, society and culture, who have distinguished themselves in their contribution to the growth and prestige of the country.” Starace received a prize in the “Economy, Business and Social 2021” category and attended the ceremony, which was held on December 7 at the Sala della Protomoteca on Rome’s Capitoline Hill.
Enel editorial staff