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Roberto Bocca

Roberto Bocca is the Senior Director, Head of Energy Industries of the World Economic Forum since August 2009. In this role he has led the energy agenda of the Forum with particular focus on energy efficiency improvements, accelerating smart grid investment, scale up renewable energy and energy security. Before joining the Forum Roberto was a group leader in BP where he had a 14 years career in Downstream and Alternative Energy. As Director of the Emerging Consumer Markets for BP Alternative Energy, between September 2004 and January 2009 Roberto has led the development of an innovative business to provide access to cleaner, safer and affordable energy solutions to a large number of emerging consumers across the developing world. Roberto has worked extensively with international and local NGOs and academic institutions. The accomplishments of the Emerging Consumer business have been portrayed in different articles in the Harvard Business review and Yale Global among others. In 2008 the business has received the prestigious engineering IChem award for innovation. Roberto joined BP in 1995 and held various roles in Business Development, Sales & Marketing and Supply & Distribution in businesses in India and across Europe including France, Poland and the UK. Before joining BP, Roberto worked in Italy for Telecom Italia and Finconsumo in Finance.