Barbara Morgante is Head of Greece Project of Italgas Group, the Italian company that won the tender held by the Greek Government for the privatization of 100% of the natural gas distribution operator, DEPA Infrastructure.
Born in Livorno, she gained a degree in Statistical Sciences and Economics at the University of Bologna in 1986. In 1987, she obtained a master’s degree in Economic Development for the Advanced Tertiary Sector at Unioncamere (the Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce) in Rome. She has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout her career. From 1988 to 1995, she worked as a corporate management consultant, dealing with projects in the areas of strategy, marketing and organization for clients working primarily on the Transport, Construction and ICT sectors and in the Public Administration. In 1995, she joined TAV (Treno Alta Velocità), initially as Marketing Manager and subsequently as Systems and Analysis Unit Manager. In 1998, in her role as Marketing Manager, she moved into the Commercial Management area of the then Infrastructure Division of Ferrovie dello Stato (which later became Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, the Italian Railway Network). Thereafter, she held a number of different positions in the areas of Strategic Management, Quality and Systems, before becoming Strategy and Planning Manager of RFI SpA in 2006. From 2008 to the end of December 2015 she was General Manager of Strategies, Planning and Systems of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA, where she was in charge of strategic planning, investment control, M&A, environmental policy, transport models and studies, regulatory affairs and governing the corporate and Group ICT system. She was Chief Executive Officer of Trenitalia SpA from December 2015 to September 2017. She also chaired the Boards of several railway companies: Thello Sas, Trenord Srl, Netinera GmbH and TX Logistik AG.