Investment Advisory Professionals

Francesco Starace


  • Business line
    EQT Value-Add Infrastructure
  • Title
  • Office
    Milan, Italy


Francesco Starace is a Partner at EQT where he provides senior insight to support the infrastructure business line’s investment activity, portfolio companies and strategic initiatives.

With a career in the energy sector spanning four decades, Francesco brings experience from senior leadership positions, advisory boards, NGOs, and public policy. As CEO of Enel, he was instrumental in driving the company’s efforts to phase out fossil-fueled energy production and invest in digital technologies, transforming it into one of the world’s largest renewable energy producers and the largest system of digitized electricity distribution grids.

He is Chair of the Science Based Target initiative, of the Board of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All, a member of the Rockefeller Commission to End Energy Poverty and served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the UN’s Global Compact, from 2015 to 2021.