“Focus will be on growth. Stemming from quality, innovation, acquisitions and overseas business”
The Green Network Group, the first Italian operator to enter the British gas and power market, has appointed Giovanni Barberis to the post of general director. Barberis has mostly operated in the finance area in large-scale, listed companies where he oversaw several mergers and acquisitions as well as listings. After Exxon, Ferruzzi and Armani Group, Barberis held the post of: CFO and Director at Cremonini SpA (1995‐2003), CEO of Arena Holding (2003‐2005), CFO at Hera (2005‐2009), CFO at Acea (2009‐2012) and CFO at D’Amico Società di Navigazione (2012‐2016).
Giovanni Barberis will report to the shareholders: the President and CEO Piero Saulli, and the Executive Vice President, Sabrina Corbo. He will also coordinate the top managers; Energy Process Director Giuseppe Martini, Sales & Operations Director Fabio Mezzetti, and Purchasing & HR Director Simone Pellegrino.
“I am proud” – says Giovanni Barberis – “to hold the post of general director of Green Network, a young and sturdy group with huge possibilities of growth in a fully evolving market. I express my thanks to the shareholders for the trust bestowed on me. The group has been focusing on enlarging and retaining its existing client portfolio from its current total of nearly 250 thousand to over 1 million by 2018. The group will therefore cross €1.5 billion in revenues. Rates will be transparent and easily comparable over time. Customer service will be innovative and of the highest quality. In addition, the group expects significant results from our recent partnership with CONAD, Italy’s top mass distribution retailer, that has a staggering eight million regular customers. We will strive to grow via similar agreements, in addition to the acquisitions of small and medium operators.”
Green Network has also started supplying power in Great Britain, the first and only Italian operator to do so. The company looks forward to having at least 300,000 customers by the end of 2019.
Green Network was founded in 2003 following the opening of Italy’s electricity market. Thanks to the endeavour of a group of professionals who immediately transformed the enterprise, in virtue of their skills, into one of the most established and acclaimed operators in the Italian energy field.
The group is active mainly in gas and power, where it operates as a wholesaler, trader and supplier all over the country. It also operates as an electricity producer, generated through its proprietary plants.
Green Network is today acknowledged as the energy partner of large industrial companies operating nation-wide and an important benchmark for SMEs and domestic customers. It can pride itself on a grassroots network of agents and agencies throughout the country. After over a decade of doing business, Green Network ranks among the top ten operators in the country.