Born in Milan on 24/06/1971, he graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pavia in March 1996.
After doing his national service at the Italian Red Cross, in the year 1997/1998 he was awarded an MBA in Finance from the Eni "Scuola Superiore Enrico Mattei".
He joined ERG Group in September 2006 where he is Chief Financial Officer: reporting directly to the CEO, he is in charge of the Group Administration, Finance, Merger&Acquisition, Procurement, Planning, Control & Reporting, Group Risk Management & Corporate Finance, Investor Relations.
On August 2nd 2019, the ERG S.p.A. Board of Directors has appointed Paolo Luigi Merli to the position of General Manager, with the title "Corporate General Manager & CFO", in charge of activities pertaining to Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Group Administration, Finance, Planning, Control & Reporting, Group Risk Management & Corporate Finance, Procurement and Human Capital & ICT.
At present he's member of the Board of Directors of ERG Power Generation S.p.A. beside being member of the Strategic Committee and member of other internal committees such as Management Committee, Investment Committee, Risk Committee and Human Capital Committee. As from 2014 he is the Manager Responsible for preparing the Company's financial reports.
Other positions held in the past:
He previously worked for around 7 years as a financial analyst responsible for the European Energy sector at Intermonte, a leading brokerage firm owned by the Monte dei Paschi Banking Group. At Intermonte he was also a "specialist" in ERG stock when ERG joined the STAR segment.
From 1998 to 2000 he worked in the sales department at Snam S.p.A. (current Gas & Power division of Eni Group).
In 1996 he carried out an internship at Eneco Consulting, an engineering company specialized in the energy sector.
From October 2015 to January 2018 member of the Board of Directors of TotalErg S.p.A.
Outside of work, his biggest passion is sport, particularly cycling (racing and mountain biking) and skiing (alpine and cross-country).
He is married with two children.
Page updated at 2 Aug 2019