The chair was established in 2010 through a generous commitment from Eni S.p.A. It is named for the company's first president, Enrico Mattei, who played a significant role in the transformation of Eni into a global energy company. The chair supports a senior fellow focused on the study of the current and emerging foreign policy issues of importance to the Middle East and Africa. CFR is grateful to Eni for its long-standing leadership support of the institution.
Eni is a major integrated energy company that is committed to growth in the activities of finding, producing, transporting, transforming, and marketing oil and gas and is active in over seventy countries. Founded in 1953, Eni now operates in the oil and gas, electricity generation and sale, petrochemicals, oilfield services construction, and engineering industries, and has a strong edge and leading international market position in these areas. In particular, Eni's strategy has focused on sustainability and great attention has been given to issues concerning quality and innovation as well as social responsibility.
|2015–||Steven A. Cook|
|2010–2015||Robert M. Danin|