Lapo Pistelli has been Executive Vice President of International Affairs at Eni since April 2017, having joined in July 2015 as Senior Vice President for Strategic Analysis for Business Development Support.
He was a Member of the Italian Parliament from 1996 to 2004 and 2008 to 2015, and a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2008. As an Italian MP, he was a member of the committees on Constitutional Affairs, European Affairs and International Affairs. As an MEP in Brussels, he worked at the Economic and Monetary Affairs and Foreign Affairs committees. During this period, he was also President of the EU–South Africa Delegation and a member of the Italian Delegation to the OSCE, where he conducted several monitoring missions in transitional democracies. He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy from 2013 to 2015. He has taught and lectured at the University of Florence, the Overseas Studies Program of Stanford University and many other international academic institutions. He holds a degree (Hons) in International Law from the University of Florence.