Born on 23 April 1963 in Avellino, Italy. Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer since 1 July 2019.
Stefano Maione was hired by Agip S.p.A. in 1991 as a Field Engineer, gaining significant experience in dynamic modelling of oil fields and contributing to studies of fields in Egypt and China.
In 1994, Maione transferred to Agip Récherches Congo S.A., again as a Field Engineer, where he developed his skills and experience in oil fields and eventually reached the position of Head of Field Operations.
Returning to headquarters in early 1999, he occupied increasingly important roles in technical services, finally becoming District Head of Production for Italy.
From 2003 to 2006 he gained significant experience as a Development Project Manager in Egypt, Libya, Iran and Italy. In 2007, he was elected as a member of the Management Committee that runs Mellitah Gas B.V. Libyan Branch, 50% of which is controlled by Eni and 50% by the National Oil Corporation (NOC).
In January 2009, he was appointed Managing Director of Eni Iran B.V. and in 2010 returned to Libya as Managing Director of Eni North Africa B.V.
Returning to headquarters again in January 2012, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Development Projects and Deputy Chairman of the Development Department.
He was put in charge of the Mozambique Programme in 2013 after Eni discovered super-giant gas fields in the country, becoming Executive Vice President for it in 2015.
He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna.