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Gianluca Comin

President and founder

He founded Comin & Partners in 2014 and in just a few years it has become one of the most important strategic consultancy companies in the communication and institutional fields in Italy. Over the past years, he has worked as external relations manager in strategic fields, starting with Montedison, then Telecom and Enel.  He teaches Communications Strategies and Advertising Techniques in the Economics department of Luiss Guido Carli University.

He started off his professional career by working as a journalist and business editor for the Il Gazzettino newspaper in the Rome headquarters.  He then worked in communications with Telecom Italia becoming  Media Relations manager and in Montedison as Director of Public Relations.  Mr. Comin was the spokesperson of the Minister of Public Works during Prime Minister Prodi’s first administration and  a member of the Board of Directors of Endesa and also Managing Director of Enel Cuore.

In his 12 years of experience as Director of Public Relations, he led Enel (the largest energy company in Italy and one of the most important in Europe) in several financial operations, including the most important Italian overseas acquisition (Endesa) and the challenging opening of the electricity market to  competition, not to mention reputation management and stakeholders relations at a global level.

He is constantly committed to the sharing of know-how and to the professional growth of young communicators, and is also a devoted professor of Communications Strategies in the Economics department of Luiss Guido Carli University and the manager of the Executive Corporate Communications programme of the LUISS Business School.

Mr. Comin is president of FERPI (Italian Federation of Public Relations) and he represents the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in the Board of Directors of La Biennale of Venice.  He is the author of “2030, La tempesta perfetta” (Rizzoli, 2012) and “L’impresa oltre la crisi” (Marsilio, 2016).

Achievements

  • Communications, external relations and media relations management for Enel, a multinational company with a revenue of 70 billion euro, over 60 million customers and more than 75,000 employees, in 23 countries and 4 continents;
  • Managed the most important Italian acquisition abroad (Endesa) for Enel as well as acquisitions and transfers of participating companies (OGK5, Electrica Rumenia, Slovenske Electrarne, Enersis and Erelis);
  • Created Comin & Partners a company which, in just a few years, made its mark as one of the most important companies in the field of strategic consultancy and communication at national level, with constant growth in terms of customers and turnover (5.1 million euro in 2017, +21% compared to 2016);
  • Defined the communication strategy for IPO, OPA and first level financial operations at national level, focusing on reputation and management improvement in the various financial phases (Montedison; Enel; Terna; Enel Green Power; Acquisition of Ansaldo Breda – Hitachi; a share capital increase of 700 million euro – the Credito Valtellinese Bank Group);
  • Institutional crisis and communication management, encouraging a constant flow of information and implementing a reputation recovery process for companies and professionals in the world of politics, business, culture and entertainment (Blackout in Italy – Enel; European gas emergency – Enel; Trial for the CVM petrochemical of Porto Marghera – Montedison; Trial at the power station of Porto Tolle – Enel; Trial at Taranto – Ilva).
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