Italian Member Committee

Comitato Nazionale Italiano del Consiglio Mondiale dell’Energia


The Italian National Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC Italy) is a non-profit multi-energy association based in Rome, set up under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the former Ministry of Industry, Trade and Crafts in 1988. WEC Italy’s members’ network brings together industry, institutions and universities and represents the different levels of all energy sources. Due to these characteristics, the Association has taken on a role of “super partes” in the Italian energy sector. WEC Italy promotes the World Energy Council’s mission and objectives and participates in its Global Studies Programme. It is also active in publishing the results of these studies in Italy. The Association also participates in furthering the national energy debate, mainly organizing conferences and workshops on key energy issues and acts to provide reliable and up-to-date information at all levels, not only for people working within the sector.

Chair: Gilberto Callera


Gilberto Callera has been the Chairman of the Italian Member Committee of the World Energy Council since 2004. He is also a Board Member of SARAS SpA and partner in some consulting companies in the energy field. In 2003 he was appointed ENI CEO for Refining and Marketing. Previously he was Chairman of ENI Corporate University, training and education activities for ENI Group and also Vice-President in Unione Petrolifera and Unione Industriali of Rome from 1999 to 2004. Chairman of AGIP PETROLI, before the Company was incorporated in ENI, he led the downstream activities for ENI Group from 1999 to 2002, and industrial activities and petroleum products Supply and Trading from 1996 to 1999. He has also worked with Praoil SpA as the CEO and in the Shell Group.

Secretary: Ugo Dionigi

Ugo Dionigi is the Secretary of the Italian Member Committee of the World Energy Council. Under his management WEC Italy has carried outmany International activities such as the World Energy Congress of Rome in 2007, the International Energy Forum in 2008 and Smart Grid International Forum in 2010 and 2012. At a national level he has contributed with studies, papers, and workshops in many fields of the energy sector from Energy Efficiency, Renewable and Biofuels, CCS to Traditional and Unconventional Oil & Gas Sectors. From 1995 to 2004 he was appointed as Vice President in ENI for International Relations, after having been the Area Manager for Europe, Former Soviet Union, Africa and Middle East.