Italy-based electricity company Enel has appointed Dominique Fache as its new country manager and chief operations officer for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Mr Fache has spent his life and career between France and Russia. Over the years, he has forged high-level relationships in the government and business communities in both western Europe and Russia.

After joining the Schlumberger group in 1993, Mr Fache was appointed country manager for Russia and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), moving to St Petersburg. This gave him the opportunity to acquire considerable experience in the energy sector and to expand his understanding of the Russian system, boosting Schlumberger’s turnover in the country from a few tens of millions to $1.4 billion.

Since 2003, Mr Fache has been a consultant and independent member on the boards of major Russian energy companies. Now, his skills and experience will be put to work to help strengthen Enel’s presence in Russia.