Marco Bardazzi is Communications Director at Eni. As Executive Vice President, he is in charge of external communications, digital strategy, data analytics and reputation management in the Italian-based energy company, which is active in 60 countries with about 34,000 employees.
Born in Prato, Tuscany, in 1967, Marco is a professional journalist with almost 30 years of experience in the media business in both Europe and the U.S.
Before joining Eni in 2015, he was Managing Editor and Digital Editor at La Stampa, a leading European newspaper based in Turin, Italy. Marco was a key member of the team that has worked on the transformation of a traditional newspaper founded in 1867 in an integrated digital news organization. He was a co-founder of the "Europa" partnership between six leading European newspapers: La Stampa, Le Monde, El País, The Guardian, Gazeta Wyborcza and Suddeutsche Zeitung.
For almost 10 years, before joining La Stampa, Marco was U.S. Correspondent for the Italian news agency ANSA. He has covered the 2000 Bush-Gore electoral race for the White House; the first international Al Qaeda trial in Manhattan; the September 11, 2001 attack on America; the war in Afghanistan; the war in Iraq; the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns. He has visited and reported on the Guantanamo detention camp at U.S. Navy Guantanamo Bay base, Cuba. Marco covered the 2008 financial crisis, and he has extensively reported on the American digital, energy and manufacturing businesses.
Marco teaches a class on 'Journalism innovation and new business models' at Master on Journalism, ALMED-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. He attended the University of Florence, studying Political Sciences, and he holds an Associate of Arts degree in History from American Public University. He received a Corporate Affairs Academy certificate from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Marco is Board Member at Eni Gas & Luce S.p.A. and at AGI news agency. He was awarded the 2017 Communicator of the Year prize at Premio Ischia. As a journalist, he received the Premio di Giornalismo Saint-Vincent prize. Marco’s latest book is L'Ultima Notizia (with Massimo Gaggi, Rizzoli 2010), an essay on digital transformation in the media business.
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
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