Michele CrisostomoPresident at Enel Group
Born in the province of Lecce in 1972, Michele graduated in law with honors at the University of Bari in 1994 and became lawyer in 1997.
In 1995 he joined Clifford Chance law firm up until 1997 when he joined Consob, where he worked at the Intermediaries Division for a year. He then returned to Clifford Chance where he worked at Milan and London offices before becoming partner in 2003. In 2009 he was between the founding members of RCCD law firm, with offices located in Milan, Rome and London and where he still works as partner.
In his professional activity he has advised several banks, insurance companies and financial intermediaries, domestic and international, on capital markets transactions (including issuance of equity, bonds and convertible financial instruments, as well as packaged retail investment products and liability management transactions).
He has a deep knowledge of laws and regulations affecting capital adequacy of financial intermediaries and a strong experience in transactions aimed at equity consolidation, including issuance of hybrid and subordinated securities. His professional activity involved advice also in market abuse, ownership structure transparency and corporate governance of listed companies fields.
In his activity as a lawyer he has gained several awards from reliable international legal surveys (“band 1” according to Chambers & Partners, “highly regarded” according to IFLR 1000 and “hall of fame” according to Legal 500). He is the author of some articles and acted as speaker at conferences and seminars on banking and financial markets issues.
He was member of the board of directors of Ansaldo STS in 2017 and 2018. Chair of Enel’s Board of Directors since May 2020.