Head of Energy and Basic Industries
Member of the Executive Committee – World Economic Forum
Roberto Bocca leads the Energy, Mining & Metals and Chemicals teams at the World Economic Forum. In this role, he leads a dynamic team that focus on the critical issues the industries are facing at national, regional and global level. To this extent Bocca engages with the leaders of relevant companies, policy makers, civil society, academia and broader stakeholders in the sectors of oil and gas, energy utilities, energy technology, mining, metals and chemical.
The activity led by Bocca includes research, publications and public – private coalitions building on the topics of energy efficiency, energy access, responsible mineral development, innovation, human capital, climate change as well as the role of energy, chemical and extractive industries in society and the evolution of the industries architecture across countries in this period of significant transformation.
Before joining the Forum in 2009, Bocca was at BP for 14 years, lastly as director of Emerging Consumer Markets in BP Alternative Energy, with previous responsibilities in strategy, business development, supply and trading, sales, marketing, in multiple postings (France, UK, Poland, India, South Africa, China, Vietnam). Before BP, Bocca worked at Telecom Italia and Unifarma. He holds a degree in business and economics from the University of Turin, Italy. Bocca is a board member of the I-NGO Mercy Corps.