Maria Rita Galli has been appointed the new CEO of DESFA, the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator. Previously Ms Galli was the Executive Vice President Business Development & Asset Management at Snam and Chairman of SENFLUGA Energy Holdings, DESFA’s majority shareholder. Ms Galli has an in-depth knowledge of the Greek energy market, both in her role of leading the acquisition process of DESFA in 2018 and as Chairman of SENFLUGA Energy Holdings.
She will take on the role from Nicola Battilana, who is now moving on to a new job position at Snam. During his assignment, Mr Battilana led the transformation of DESFA after the privatisation, actively contributing to the transformation of the Company into a private company, to the development of the investment plan and to the consolidation of the natural role of DESFA as a major player in the energy transition as well as international projects.
The appointment of Maria Rita Galli, a senior executive with a strong international background in the energy industry, confirms the commitment of DESFA’s shareholders in accelerating the company’s growth path towards a leading role in the energy transition of the Eastern Mediterranean area, whereby making Greece a trading hub and a key gateway in South-Eastern Europe.