“They provide us with superior talent, an excellent network and the right ethics to take sustainability mainstream in Italy.”
Anthesis Group, today announces the launch of its Italian operations and the appointment of country leads and recognized sustainability leaders Marco Barlettani and Roberto Salvati.
With more than four decades of Italian and international expertise between them, Marco and Roberto are well positioned to provide senior counsel and become trusted delivery partners to clients and partners across Italy. Roberto will predominantly focus on environmental due diligence (EDD) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) services, working with Anthesis’ global Transaction & Corporate Services team, led by Chris Keller, Head of M&A and Transaction Services. Marco will concentrate on expanding the business, with an emphasis on national and international permitting, and services for lenders and developers involved in the international finance sector.
Marco and Roberto both join as Directors and will co-head the Italian business based in Rome, reporting into Enda Colfer, Regional Director at Anthesis. Marco joins with more than 20 years of experience in integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) and national and international environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), helping clients, either developers or financing agencies, in the successful management of their projects around the world. Marco has worked for a variety of industrial sectors including the oil and gas industry, power generation from fossil fuels and renewables, petrochemical and chemical sectors, iron and steel facilities and mills and waste management.
Roberto has more than 25 years of international scientific and technical experience in environmental disciplines, with an emphasis on due diligence, contaminated land and groundwater resources. His experience crosses both industrial as well as financial clients, addressing their challenges from investigating and remediating a site, assessing environmental risks and their implications to conducting M&A diligence works.
On entering the Italian market, Enda Colfer, Regional Director at Anthesis, says: “Addressing client requirements for enhanced support across continental Europe, Italy has been a market we have wanted to enter for some time. It’s a top ten economy with a strong domestic industrial sector paired with a healthy international outlook. With Marco and Roberto on board, we now have the right team to lead and deliver against our ambitions. They provide us with superior talent, an excellent network and the right ethics to take sustainability mainstream in Italy.”
Marco Barlettani said “I’m excited to be joining Anthesis at this crucial time, a period in which sustainability – in all its different meanings – is becoming more and more important in Italy. Anthesis, with its excellence in sustainability services, is the right consultancy to address and meet the needs of the local market.” Roberto Salvati concluded: “I’m very pleased to be joining Anthesis, a company fresh in its ideas and focused on supporting its clients in a fast moving and developing world”.
As part of Anthesis’ goal to increase its continental European presence, this marks the tenth office in Europe and the eleventh country for Anthesis to enter in its five years of operations, alongside the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, China, the Philippines and the Middle East. With a 20 percent average growth year-on-year, Anthesis has strong ambitions to support other markets based on the demands of its clients and market opportunities.