Pietro Franco Tali
Biography: Tali joined Italy’s Saipem in 1993 and became chief executive in 2000. Saipem has been successful in the Middle East and North Africa region, winning the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the offshore package of the Wasit project, a deal worth about $2.1bn. Prior to joining Saipem, Tali had a varied career in Italy.
Saipem will carry out the EPC for the aromatics plant at the PetroRabigh phase two expansion.
Between 1981 and 1993 he worked for Italian textile giant Savio, reaching the position of administration, finance and control manager. On moving to Saipem, he was appointed to the same role. He stayed in this position until 1996, when he became finance and control managing director.
In 1999, Tali briefly worked as managing director for commercial activities at sister company Agip Petroli, before becoming chief executive of Saipem. He has degrees in business economics and political science.
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