Born in Turin in 1961.
Paolo Gallo graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin. He later gained an MBA from the Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (SAA -Università degli Studi di Torino).
From 2014 to 2016 he was Chief Executive Officer of Grandi Stazioni, and finalised its privatisation. Previously (2011 – 2014) he was firstly General Manager and then CEO of Acea S.p.A. one of the leading Italian multi-utility companies, listed on the Milan stock exchange. From 2002 to 2011 he was part of the Edison Group, first as Director of Strategy and Innovation and later (2003 – 2011) as General Manager and then CEO of Edipower.
He began his career at Fiat Avio S.p.A. in 1988 where he held various positions of responsibility for 13 years. In 1997 he began to get involved in the energy sector developing new initiatives in Italy, India and Brazil and later combined all the electricity generation activities for the Fiat Group at Fiat Energia (where he was CEO until 2002), the vehicle through which the Fiat Group acquired control of Montedison in July 2001.
Between 1992 and 1993 he was Director of the MBA course at the School of Business Management of the University of Turin, teaching “The economic-financial evaluation of industrial investments” until 2002, and he was the co-author of important publications in the industry. From 2018 to 2020 he was Professor of the Re-engineering Operational Processes (Master in Digital Ecosystem) and Energy Management (Master in Energy Industry) courses at the Luiss Business School.
In August 2016 Paolo Gallo was appointed General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Italgas.