Enrico Viale

CEO of Enel North America and Interim Head of Enel X US and Canada

Enrico Viale was appointed as CEO of Enel North America and Head of North America in July 2019. In 2022, he was recognized as an Environment+Energy Leader 50 Honoree for helping Enel achieve greater success in environment and energy management.

Previously, he served as the Enel Group's Head of Global Generation from July 2014 and Head of Global Thermal Generation from April 2016.

After nine years at Ansaldo Energia in Italy and eight years at ABB in Italy and Switzerland, Mr. Viale, an engineer, joined Enel in 2003 as Country Manager of Southeastern Europe and CEO of Enel Maritza East 3. There, he led several development projects and operational activities in conventional and renewable energy generation, as well as in distribution in Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece.

He was Chief Operating Officer in Russia from 2008 to 2014, managing Enel's interests in OGK-5 and Rusenergosbyt, and supporting SeverEnergia's upstream gas operations. Subsequently, he was appointed Country Manager and CEO of Enel Russia.

Married with two daughters, Mr. Viale has a degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, and earned his MBA at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, in the United States.


What I appreciate the most about working at Enel North America is the people. Enel North America employees are dedicated and driven to make a difference in this region. There are infinite opportunities for electrification of the North American economy and climate crisis mitigation and it’s the dedication of the people here that will make all the difference.
— Enrico Viale, CEO of Enel North America

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