Testa chairs a company developing hydropower and solar generation plants. He previously served as head of Italy’s principal electricity supplier and the organisation that provides Rome with water. A keen proponent of nuclear power, he has also chaired the World Energy Congress and sat on a government Environment Commission. In a wide range of presentations Chicco covers governance, technological innovation and the need to tackle monopolies in global energy markets.
Chicco Testa is Managing Director of Rothschild Spa. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Allianz Spa, Chairman of the Board of Telit Communications Plc and Chairman of the Board of E.V.A.- Energie Valsabbia - a company developing hydropower generation plants.
Testa has been also Chairman of Organising Committee of the 20th World Energy Congress, promoted by WEC, World Energy Council and held in Rome on November 2007. He was Chairman at Roma Metropolitane from 2005 to 2009.
Testa is a journalist and he contributes to some of the most influential daily and weekly Italian newspapers. He was professor at the LUISS School Management in Rome (MBA Program Economics and Management in Public Utilities) and at the Universities of Macerata and Naples in Economic and Environmental subjects. In 2008 he wrote a book "Tornare al Nucleare?, L’Italia, l’energia, l’ambiente", published by Gli Struzzi Einaudi and created www.newclear.it - a website where people can discuss and publish articles, news, and data on the issue of nuclear energy.
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