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Stefano Besseghini

Stefano Besseghini

President, ARERA
Stefano Besseghini was born in Tirano (Sondrio) in 1966. Married, with one son, he graduated in Physics at the University of Milan and then at the same University specialized in Materials Science and Technology, graduating summa cum laude. In August 2018 he was appointed President of ARERA, the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment for the term 2018-2025. In September 2018 he was appointed Vice-President of Medreg, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators. In November 2010 he was appointed CEO of RSE - Ricerca Sistema Energetico, and then confirmed in May 2011 for a further three-year term 2011-2013. In June 2014 he was appointed Chairman of RSE while also retaining his position as CEO. He has contributed to the development of a regional innovation project promoting the growth of the Valtellina Innovation Hub (Polo dell'Innovazione della Valtellina - Politec), to which he was appointed CEO from 2007 to 2011. He was also appointed President of Politec Banda Larga. He carried out research activities at the National Research Council (Cnr), becoming head of the Lecco office in 1996, one of the most highly regarded institutions in the field of physical metallurgy in Italy. He has been responsible for several national and international research projects, always working in close contact with the industry and leading to the development of several successful technology transfer projects. He has co-written seven patent applications, published eighty papers and articles on a number of international publications, and given numerous presentations at national and international conferences and events. He is also an evaluator for international, national and regional research projects, and a referee for international journals

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