RES4Africa People


Roberto VIGOTTI
SECRETARY GENERAL

Roberto Vigotti is the Secretary General of RES4Africa Foundation.

In his 30+ year-long career he has covered various positions at Enel, University of Pisa, IEA and IRENA. When it was still considered an unlikely option, he was already convinced that deploying renewable energy in Africa would result in a positive socioeconomic impact for its population. In 2012, he therefore embarked on the RES4Africa adventure, to support a wider participation of private players in delivering investments in Africa.

He also coordinates the renewAfrica Initiative.

Silvia GAZZELLA
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Silvia is the Secretary General’s right-hand. Deeply motivated by teamwork, Silvia loves assisting her colleagues using their own capacities in order to contribute to a common mission and lead the development of renewable energy solutions in Africa to fruition.

Silvia D’OVIDIO
STRATEGY, GOVERANCE & MEMBERSHIP

Silvia is responsible for the development and monitoring of the Foundation’s governance, strategy and dialogue. Silvia loves working with partners, stakeholders and staff, as it gives her the possibility to discover new contexts and viewpoints.

Josefina STUBBS
SENIOR MANAGER MULTILATERAL ENGAGEMENT

Josefina has extensive experience in the area of sustainable development, poverty reduction and inclusion, acquired through leading positions in OXFAM, The World Bank, and IFAD. She now manages high-level multilateral relations, and is focal point for the renewAfrica initiative.

Ivana SENKA
JUNIOR POLICY ANALYST

Driven by a curious mind and high motivation, Ivana supports the programmes of the Foundation, in particular the renewAfrica Initiative. She is committed to the idea of common efforts towards a more sustainable future and will work for it.

Carlo CECCHETTI
SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGER

Carlo has a wide experience in the energy sector. He worked for the most important companies and institutions in Europe and in Russia in the field of renewables, electricity production and power management. He is passionate about communications and innovation and has always worked in multicultural teams, using the different members’ capacities to contribute to a common mission and lead the development of renewable energy solutions in the world.

Assia BELLAROTO
EVENTS MANAGER

Assia has organized events at a national, regional and international scale between Europe and Africa. Her daily work has a deep meaning to her, as she contributes in a way to find solutions to help the environment.

Antonella SILIOTTO
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Passionate about writing and international cooperation, Antonella is proactive and driven by curiosity, qualities that are essential in her job. Her experience in the field in many different parts of the world has given her a clear understanding of the crucial role that communications can make in creating real change.

Stefano GIACCI
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Stefano strongly believes that narrating is almost as important as doing. In a world of whirling environmental, social and economic changes, he is proud to give a contribution in communicating key messages, while inspiring and moving people towards battles worth fighting for. 

Marta CARADONNA
MICRO-GRID ACADEMY COORDINATOR

Marta strongly believes that the development of competences and sharing of experiences are essential to create innovative solutions for economic and job opportunities and to enable the communities in responding to environmental challenges like access to energy and climate change.

Elena Sofia VERCILLO
MICRO-GRID ACADEMY PROJECT OFFICER

Elena works as Project Officer for the Micro-grid Academy. She believes that providing access to education opportunities and building local capacities in the renewable energy sector are the first fundamental steps to build a sustainable energy system able to support Countries’ development and protect the environment.

 

Flavia PEZZANO
TRAINING & CAPACITY BUILDING

Flavia is responsible of capacity building initiatives such as the Advanced Training Course for which she is the principal organizer. Flavia strongly believes in the power of the projects and loves to help and witness the trainees reaching their goals and objectives.

Andrea RENZULLI
SENIOR POLICY & REGULATION OFFICER

Being an experimented policy and regulation advisor in the electricity sector, Andrea is driven by his daily purpose of contributing to Africa’s development. Passionate about energy policies, geopolitics and development issues, Andrea nourishes his appetite through the leading of studies aiming at driving Africa’s sustainable energy revolution.

Luca TRAINI
ACCESS TO ENERGY PROGRAMME MANAGER

Luca works at cross-sectorial level through business development, international relations, market and policy analysis. He is driven by his work as it leads him to move from analysis to project origination to on-field implementation

Antonio PASSERO
SUB-SAHARAN REGION PROGRAMME MANAGER

As sub-Saharan Region Programme Manager, Antonio promotes policy dialogue and coordinates strategic analysis on the drivers to enable renewable energy investments in Africa.
Before joining RES4Africa, he worked for seven years on the technical, economic, policy and social dimensions of the energy transition from a business perspective.

Marianna PETROSILLO
PROJECT AND ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR, SOUTH AFRICA

As a partnership and relational marketing professional, Marianna loves to discover how the world looks like from news perspectives. Marianna is responsible for the South Africa Programme local deployment and stakeholders’ engagement and is motivated to use her skills to contribute to high socio-economic objectives such as Africa’s just energy transition.

Iarina CICEU
ENERGY ANALYST

As an Energy Analyst on RES4Africa’s Sub-Saharan Team, Iarina works towards finding practical solutions to Africa’s energy sector challenges. She firmly believes that by integrating efforts from local communities, governments and the private sector, we can ensure long-lasting positive impact.

Ilaria URBANI
PROJECT MANAGER MENA REGION

Ilaria strongly believes in the power of sustainable energy and leading developing countries to their transition. Taking example on her past international experience, Ilaria loves working and learning from people from other countries and regions of the world, which makes, according to her, the quality of her work.

Rima JREICH
SPECIALIST MENA REGION

As a Specialist MENA Region, Rima is committed to a just and clean energy transition in the Mediterranean region. Rima has progressive experience in public policy, evidence-based policymaking, sustainable development, human rights and climate change, acquired through positions in EU Programmes, Public Institutions, International Organisations and NGOs. 

Chiara MAERO
MENA REGION JUNIOR ANALYST

Chiara supports the implementation of renewable energies projects in the MENA Region. Building on previous international experiences and her openness to the world, she is determined to contribute to generating a positive and sustainable impact.

Chiara ALBERA
WORK PROGRAM PMO

Chiara manages human resources, budgeting and accounting. She loves witnessing the tangibility of her daily work through effective and rapid results and impact.

Federico FERRANTE
ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING AND CONTROL SPECIALIST

Federico works in the budget and accounting department. Motivated to work with the necessary attention to planning and cost control of activities, he feels deeply involved in contributing to the mission of the RES4Africa Foundation.

Anna ADRAGNA
ADMINISTRATION

Anna is responsible for the office management, supports staff and carries out administrative activities. As the “mother of the office”, Anna’s gentleness and availability brings positivity in the working environment

Valentina FRANCINI
ADMINISTRATION

Valentina carries out logistic and administrative activities such as accounting and human resources. Working daily with quantitative data, she finds a sense of utility in the numbers she works on, that ultimately contribute to RES4Africa’s mission.