Emilio Zito

Emilio Zito

Head of M&A at EDF UK & Deputy Global Head of M&A at EDF Group

Emilio is the Head of M&A at EDF UK and the Deputy Global Head of M&A at EDF Group. Since 2019 he is based in Paris after spending most of his career in London. He joined EDF in 2008 and since he originated, led and executed a wide range of greenfield and brownfield transactions across the energy chain and related infrastructure. He has also been holding Boards positions within several subsidiaries of the Group, mainly within the Renewables business.

Emilio started his career as an investment banker in London, covering natural resources, energy and power sectors. In 2008, he joined EDF’s M&A & Investment team in Paris where he worked for three years and closed several French and cross-border transactions before relocating in London taking on the M&A activity at EDF Energy.

Originally from Milan, Emilio holds a double MSc in General Management from Milan Bocconi University and HEC Paris, respectively. He also graduated from the University of California San Diego where he gained a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance.

Emilio is an Italian native speaker, and speaks fluent English and French.

Emilio will be speaking on the Energy Council Webinar : The absence of a clear benchmark for measuring ESG is the main barrier to investment into low-carbon infrastructure – Find out more here