Focused & structured

Our Leadership

We focuses on service leadership to align our organization structure behind delivering value to our clients and partners. We achieve service leadership by delivering an organizational structure that features a strong leadership team heading cross-functional teams focused on results. Our leadership team are empowered and enabled to make decisions based on our authority matrix resulting in a fast, agile and responsive leadership.

Michele Villani
Chief Executive Officer
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An engineer and proven business leader with over 30 years experience in projects, negotiations, problem solving, international business, corporate reorganization and resource development. As CEO, with experience of working in Italy, Central-East Europe (Romania, Russia, Czech Republic) and Africa (Libia, Algeria, Sudan), he drives ethics, safety and local content development across the Eng.Co Group.

Former Vice President of Chamber of Commerce Italy-Czech Republic. Teacher of various courses of verification and validation of public works projects, energy saving and thermomechanical plants.

Andrea Vovesna
Chief Legal Counsel
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Lawyer with close to 15 years of experience in business oversight, business administration, company law, employment law and business law. As General Council and Company Secretary organizes and controls the administration of the company and its subisiduaries, contracts with clients, co-operators, employees, suppliers, and partners.  

Registered in Czech Bar Association with experience in Czech and International law, entitled to render legal services multiple areas with a focus on business law, company law and financial and taxes law.

Trevor O'Connell
Chief Operations Officer
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An operations leader with 28 year’s industry experience working with and managing project teams across all project disciplines and project phases. A natural leader and excellent communicator who works well in multi-cultural team environments.

With prior project management and leadership roles at Shell, Conoco, Phillips and others, he has a strong design/technical background and a keen commercial awareness. Always focused on safety, quality, cost, and schedule he drives people development and diversity.

Stefano Patrissi
SVP Commercial Director of Eng.Co Group & MD of Eng.Co Energies Italy
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Engineer and Commercial Director with over 30 years of experience in the field of Oil & Gas, Energy, Renewables Energies and Business Development, with long term international experiences (China, Europe, Far East, Russia, Middle East and Africa). Shows outstanding analytical and communicative skills, leadership, problem solving and team building.

Since January 2023 is the Managing Director of Eng.Co Energies Italy and SVP Commercial Director of Eng.Co Group.

Obtained noteworthy results in such companies as Technip Italy, ABB-EPC Division, Siirtec Nigi SpA and Yokogawa International.

Joalane Nkosi
Partner & Managing Director South Africa
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Experienced professional in technical operations for oil and gas facilities with over 19 years’ experience. Prior roles have included project implementor, team lead, maintenance strategist and capital project’s delivery. Previously held key roles at Total, BP and Shell, for a total of 16 years,  working on programs in SA; Namibia; Lesotho and Swaziland.

Experienced engineer, manager, technical advisor and business leader that Holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA (Master of Business Administration).

Peter Dooley
SVP Operations & Contracts
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Operations Executive with a with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electrical Power Systems and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. Over 17 years of experience in large scale Oil & Gas and Pharmaceutical projects in Ireland, Russia and the Middle East. Conversant in all aspects of strategic planning, company operations, project and construction management, supervision, HSE management, project start-up, completions and project close out.

Experienced at various levels of contract implementation, from Sub-contractor and Contractor to Client Project Management teams.

Ivor Harrington
SVP Strategy & Business Development
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Global Executive with over 30 years of experience in engineering, construction and industrial services. Worked in both the field and home office, domestically and internationally, operating in varying disciplines, at each phase of execution and at all levels.

An indentured tradesman with a 1st class honors degree in business, and a proven track record in business management, business turnaround, project and construction management, sales and strategy, operations leadership and global business leadership. Roles have covered oil and gas, chemicals, infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and life sciences industries.

Corrado Grassi
VP Business, Finance & Administration Director
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Global Business Executive with International Experience in Oil&Gas Industry and Corporate Operations. Operated worldwide in Global Managerial roles and projects.
Excellent skills in Strategic Planning, Communication, Leadership, Decision Making, Problem Solving. Proven track record in Global Business Management and Strategy, Contract Negotiations, Sales and Margins, Project Management, Company Operations and Resource Management.

English, Italian, German and Portuguese speaking. Holding a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. / B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering. Member of Marie Curie Alumni Association.

Robert Melichar
VP Controls
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Commercial lead with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Quantity Surveying and a Master of Science (Honors) in Construction Project Management. Over 20 years’ experience in the Construction Industry and both knowledgeable and conversant in all aspects of Project Management, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying.

Brings a detailed understanding and practical knowledge of Commercial Management in the form of cost control, compiling budgets, schedule management, schedule analysis, productivity monitoring & analysis and change/claim management.

Alex Crowley
VP Quality and Compliance
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Project delivery and asset optimization expert with a passion for safety. 28 years plus experience in the Oil and Gas, Power and Energy, Semiconductor and Pharma/Bio-Pharma industries.

Has an excellent track record of complex capital project delivery, and a proven ability to perform successfully in highly pressure environments. Successfullly delivered/supported complex projects in numerous locations for Shell, Exxon, GE and ConocoPhillips. Prior roles have included client representative as operations sponsor, capital program manager and commissioning lead.

David Ilik
VP Project Management
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BSc educated Project Manager and PM’s team leader in mechanical engineering with 17 years’ experience in project engineering, project management in both the Oil & Gas and Power Plants and Energy business.

Experienced in all aspects of project management from concept, through FEED, to detailed engineering, purchasing, delivery on site, installation, commissioning and start-up. Experienced in project management, health & safety, QA/QC and system assurance, budgets and cost estimates preparation, project scheduling, resource planning and organization.

Gerard O’Mahony
VP Information Management
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An engineer with 14 years’ successful and progressive experience in plant maintenance and project roles, mainly as an owner engineer on oil refinery and terminal assets. Knowledgeable across all engineering disciplines in design and construction, asset maintenance and operations, HS&E, QA/QC and project management.

Passionate about doing things right, the first time, with a proven track record of successive results. Holds a B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the Cork Institute of Technology.

Chris Cornelis
VP Project Management
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Program Manager with over 20 years of experience in program and project management, design and engineering, procurement, and construction management for multi-country project programs, small-project portfolios at single sites, and discrete greenfield and revamp projects.

These diverse assignments were for clients in the refining, petrochemical, chemical, and industrial sectors. Held prior roles for leading EPC contractors such a Project and Engineering Manager. A delivery leader with multi-office execution and interface management experience across multiple geographies.