Monday, August 02, 2021

After 20 years... My fight continues!

Exactly 20 years ago I fulfilled Eni’s Code of Ethics...

20 years ago I was fired by the corrupt executives that I reported...

For 20 years I contacted four different Boards and three CEOs...

For 20 years I have been suffering reprisal...

In these 20 years, I try to make Eni fulfill the words and the spirit of its own Code of Ethics... 

For 20 years I try to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation...

My fight continues!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

ESG vs Whistleblower Protection


In many companies around the world, when someone is hired, the Code of Ethics is introduced to the new employee, who is informed that the code is the main instrument of the company’s governance and the guideline to all the corporate actions. However, when reporting any nonconformity to the Code of Ethics, or deviations of conduct of colleagues or superiors, the Whistleblower is fired, has their professional career destroyed and their reputation buried.

For a company to be ethical and fulfill all the premises of the ESG, it is necessary to protect the Whistleblowers and influence other companies to do the same.

Otherwise, the Code of Ethics won’t serve any purpose and the company will only have a nice ethical speech!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

OECD Guidelines vs Whistleblowers

Read my contribution to the "public consultation" for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Board of Directors is the highest authority in the company and composed by the representatives of the Shareholders. Thus, the members of the Board dictate to the executives the guidelines of    conducting business. Besides, they are the personification of “Corporate Governance” and, as if that wasn’t enough, they must fulfill the role of “Guardian of Ethics”, holding in their right hand the “Code of Ethics”!

The Code of Ethics is the company’s “Constitution”, the “Magna Carta”. Because it is the “Corporate Higher Law”, the Code of Ethics is the company’s main instrument of “government”. However, by publishing the Code of Ethics in the corporate website, the company makes its ethical, social and environment commitments “publicly known”, claiming to the market exactly “how” the company will conduct its business. Besides, the Code of Ethics “motivates” the Stakeholders, especially the employees, to “report” to the “Complaint Channel” any “nonconformities” regarding the code or professional “conduct deviations”, that is, the words and the spirit of the Code of Ethics has a “value” from the fabric floor to the Board and, especially, the CEO, who is the main example to be followed within the corporate walls. As if this wasn’t enough, the Code of Ethics guarantees to the whistleblowers “protection” against any kind of “retaliation”. However, the Code of Ethics results in reciprocal “rights” and “duties”!

Global research demonstrates that most of the complaints reported to the Complaint Channels” are from “employees”. So the whistleblowers are the companies’ main “allies” because, by making a complaint, the whistleblower is trying to conserver the name, the image, the reputation and the corporate patrimony. This way, the whistleblowers, by doing what is right, are contributing to the success and the continuity of business!

Unfortunately, what we observe in the global market is that many whistleblowers are being silenced and having their careers and reputations buried around the world by companies that don’t respect their Codes of Ethics, by employees and executives who steal corporate coffers and the Board that pretends nothing happens.

For all the reasons mentioned above, it would be of great importance if OECD includes in the “OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises” a special highlight for themes involving “Ethics & Compliance Programs”, especially about its main tools: the “Code of Ethics” and “Complaint Channels”, having as a main goal the improvement of corporate actions and attention regarding “protection of whistleblowers”.

As a result, multinational companies would actually be globally acting based on the most important pillars of RBC (Responsible Business Conduct): “Ethics, Integrity and Compliance”!

Access the OECD public consultation in this LINK.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

23 June: World Whistleblowers Day 2021


Council of Europe Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law

Whistleblowing is about protecting HumanRights and the RuleOfLaw in a democratic society!

The Council of Europe Recommendation encourages its 47 member states to have in place a normative, institutional and judicial framework to protect whistleblowers.

Read more about Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)7  

Friday, June 18, 2021

Eni's Board: put yourself in my shoes!

One of the greatest virtues of a man (and a woman) is to put himself in someone’s shoes. This worthy attitude makes use find out first-hand what the other is experiencing!

What if it was one of you living what I’ve been going through in these almost 20 years? How would you feel? What would you think of the attitude of Eni’s Board, which goes against the premises, the principles and the values of Eni's Code of Ethics?

Friday, June 11, 2021

Eni & Shell: The Bribery of the Century

 

Commenting on the judgment, a spokesperson for campaign groups Global Witness, HEDA, Re:Common and Corner House said: "The judgment lays bare the stinking carcass of the OPL 245 deal. Many will be mystified by the conclusions drawn by the judges. The bar they have set for a conviction for international corruption is impossibly high - presenting companies with a 'get out of jail free' card. We urge the public prosecutor to appeal this judgment, which, if allowed to stand, creates a terrible precedent for the global fight against corruption and the ability to hold fossil fuel companies to account.”

Read more about this subject at article

Friday, May 21, 2021

Microsoft vs Eni


This month, the global media is talking about the "investigation" carried out by Microsoft's Board on the love affair of the company founder Mr. Bill Gates, which occurred in the year "2000".

The Board of the Italian oil giant has, in these 20 long years, a totally different posture from the position of the Microsoft’s Board in relation to its former Chairman, Mr. Gates.

My "ethical fight" with Eni completes two decades in August 2021. In all these years, four different Chairmans and three different CEOs have been contacted by me. But, Eni’s Board did not analyze my case despite the evidences and the proofs presented by me.

In November 2020, Eni requested a "proposal for amicable settlement", confirmed by the Italian Ambassador in Brazil. But, the company was silent ... It did not say "yes" and it did not make a "counterproposal" as determined by "good practices" in commercial or judicial relations. It did not even answered the questions asked by an #Eni "critical shareholder" in May 2021! Eni did the same thing at the AGM 2020.

Some of the questions won't stay silent: What is the purpose of Eni's Code of Ethics? How are the Stakeholders' complaints investigated? Why doesn't the Board of Eni fulfill one of its main roles: to be a "Guardian of Ethics"?

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Eni... This is why!


This is why I reported a millionaire scheme of corruption at Eni’s Brazilian subsidiary in 2001.

This is why I am a whistleblower!

This is why I lost my job in reprisal because of those I had reported.

This is why I have, in the past 20 long years, written to four different Chairmen and three different CEOs so that the Board of the company could analyze my case.

This is why I’ve been trying, for almost two decades, to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation unfairly depreciated by the Italian oil giant.

This is why I was a victim of my own whistleblowing! 

This is why I was never able to go back to the corporate market, because I am now in a “black list”.

This is why I lost the opportunity to enjoy my retirement when I grow old.

And this is why I would do it all over again!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The whistleblower fight is inglorious!


To

Italian Corporate Governance Committee

Ms. Maria Patrizia Grieco

President

 

Copy:     Vice President & Members of the Italian Corporate Governance Committee

Experts

NCP Italy (OECD) 

 

 

Subject: What is the "model" of Corporate Governance used by Eni?

 

 

Dear Ms. Maria Patrizia Grieco,

 

Even though Eni requested a "proposal for amicable settlement" through the company's lawyer, a proposal request which was confirmed by the Italian Ambassador in Brazil, Eni is silent and didn't answer the questions of its critical shareholder, Mr. Mauro Meggiolaro (see attached file). The Italian oil giant only repeated its same "speech", which was first given when the company didn't answer the questions about the "Flinto Case" at AGM 2020 (see attached file).

 

Observe that the "proposal for amicable settlementproves all of my allegations in these past 20 long years! (see attached file). In fact, there were many mistakes practiced against me both by Eni and its Brazilian subsidiary, mistakes which didn't line up with the principles and values of the company's Code of Ethics.

 

Eni's unjustifiable attitude by not answering a proposal of agreement requested by the company itself, as well as not answering the questions made by its critical shareholder, seems to me that the company is retaliating against me once again!

 

Some of the questions won't stay silent: What is the purpose of Eni's Code of Ethics? How are the Stakeholders' complaints investigated? What is the "model" of Corporate Governance used by the Italian oil state giant? Why doesn't the Board of Eni fulfill one of its main roles: to be a "Guardian of Ethics" within and outside the company's walls? 

 

Finally, I also take this opportunity to get something off my chest: “Finally, the CEO's professional reputation was restored, as well as Eni and its role of a great company". This was the quote of Mr. Claudio Descalzi's lawyer after the sentence of the Court of Milan. Observe that the situation lived by Mr. Descalzi – where his reputation was being questioned by the prosecutors who were investigating the OPL 245 Case – brought him, without a shadow of a doubt, pain and suffering. And this is exactly the situation that I've been living in for almost two decades! I only fulfilled the words and spirit of ENI's Code of Ethics and, to this day, the company still sees me as the villain of the story. Three different Chairmen and three different CEOs were contacted by me in these long 20 years without ever having received an answer. Now, in November/2020, Eni requests a "proposal of amicable agreement" through the company's lawyer, a proposal which was confirmed by the Italian Ambassador in Brazil. This gave me a lot of expectation that the company had, finally, analyzed my case and confirmed its mistakes. However, Eni is silent! The company didn't say "yes", nor did it make a counterproposal, as determined by the best practices of the relations between Stakeholders. Just like at AGM 2020, the company didn't answer my questions. I confess that, with the new Board, and with a president who is a lawyer and a University professor, I had hopes of putting an end to my story with the Italian oil company. However, it seems this is not what the company wants!.

 

I hope you can help me in this case.

 

Best regards.

 

Douglas Linares Flinto

Chairman & CEO

Brazilian Business Ethics Institute

www.eticanosnegocios.org.br

 

 

From: Douglas Flinto 

Date: terça-feira, 4 de maio de 2021 10:33

Subject: Eni x Italian Corporate Governance Committee 

 


To

Italian Corporate Governance Committee

Ms. Maria Patrizia Grieco

President

 

Copy:       Vice President & Members of the Italian Corporate Governance Committee

   Experts

                

 

Subject: Eni’s Corporate Governance 

 

 

Dear Ms. Maria Patrizia Grieco, 

 

ENI’s Board of Directors is the highest authority in the company and composed by the representatives of the shareholders. Thus, the members of the Board dictate to the executives the guidelines of conducting business. Besides, they are the personification of “Corporate Governance” and, as if that wasn’t enough, they must fulfill the role of “Guardian of Ethics”, holding in their right hand ENI’s Code of Ethics!

 

However, the Board of ENI is not fulfilling its mission regarding the story lived with me in almost two decades.

 

Please check the text below and the attached files of this message.

 

I hope your institution can act regarding all this and serve as an example for this Committee.

 

I wait for your contact.

 

Best Regards.

 

Douglas L. Flinto

Chairman & CEO

Brazilian Business Ethics Institute

eticanosnegocios.org.br

 

 

From: Douglas Flinto 

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Subject: Italy: Prime Minister & Ambassador in Brazil

 


To

Itamaraty 

Mr. Carlos Alberto Franco França

Chancellor of Brazil

 

Copy:       Farnesina

                Ambassador of Italy in Brazil

 NCP Brazil (OECD)  

 

 

Dear minister Carlos Alberto Franco França,

 

On November 9th, 2020, Mr. Ettore Sequi, an Italian diplomat who works as Chief of Staff of the Italian Foreign Minister, orientated me to look for the new ambassador of Italy in Brazil, Mr. Francesco Azzarello. On the following day, Mr. Carlo Jacobucci, the counselor of the Embassy, informed me that, as soon as the ambassador received pieces of information about “Flinto Case” from the Italian oil giant, ENI, our conversation would be scheduled.

 

On November 26th, 2020, when Mr. Azzarello politely, cordially, and kindly picked up the phone, he informed me that ENI was waiting for an "proposal for amicable settlement" so we could try to put an end to our story that, in August 2021, will complete 20 long years.

 

On December 18th, 2020, ENI received the agreement proposal it had requested (see attached file). However, it's been over 135 days, and I still haven't received any answer. ENI hasn't said “yes” nor has it made a “counterproposal”, something common in the good practices of trade or judicial relations. Despite of this attitude, on April 19th, 2020, I sent a new email to Eni's Board (see attached file). Unsuccessfully again! I confess that I am very concerned about this unjustifiable situation!

 

Because of Eni’s attitude, Mr. Mauro Meggiolaro, a journalist and ENI's critical shareholder (representing Fondazione Finanza Etica – Banca Etica), will take my case for the fourth time to ENI's Shareholder Meeting (AGM 2021), which will take place in Rome on May 12th, 2021. Besides that, yesterday, Mr. Meggiolaro sent questions to ENI (see attached file) so that the Board can answer them on May 9th, 2021, as determined by the Italian laws regarding companies with shares in the stock exchange.

 

For all those reasons, the purpose of this email is to request Itamaraty to help a Brazilian citizen who's being punished, systematically and unfairly, by Italy's largest company. ENI is responsible for not only denigrating my name, my honor, and my reputation all these years but also for destroying my professional career and taking from my hands the possibility of living nicely off a retirement paid by the government of my country.

 

I would like you, as Chief of Brazil's Diplomacy, to contact Italy's Prime Minister – who is the main representative of ENI's largest shareholder: the Italian government – so the Board of the company can be requested to, after almost two decades, finally, analyze my case based in the principles and values of ENI's Code of Ethics and the assumptions of the Ethics & Compliance Programs used by transnational corporations all over the world.

 

I wait for your contact with great expectations and hope.

 

Best regards.

 

Douglas L. Flinto

Chairman & CEO

Brazilian Business Ethics Institute

55 19 9.9611-9089

eticanosnegocios.org.br

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Whistleblower

"If you want to know what an organization truly believes ethically, look at how they treat their whistleblowers"

by David Colapinto

Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Mark of the Whistleblower


When they are hired, they receive the #CodeOfEthics with pats on their back. However, when they comply with the words written in the “Greater Law” of the company, denouncing misconduct or non-compliance with the Code of Ethics, they get kicked, lose their job, have their reputation destroyed, struggle to go back to the job market, and become the villain of the story!

#Ethics #BusinessEthics #Integrity #Compliance


Monday, October 26, 2020

I am unstoppable!



Italian oil giant Eni... You can believe it... I am unstoppable!!!

And I will never give up trying to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation unfairly, machiavellically and cowardly depreciated by your executives!

Read more about my 19 years fight story with Eni in this Blog. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Eni & Me: Money Heist!

"Right now, they think they can only win. There’s only one way to avoid it. To face them.

Listen… In this world, everything is weighed on a simple pair of scales: what you can win and what you can lose. And right now… They think they have nothing to lose. And when you think you have nothing to lose, you get stronger. Well… We will… Show them… How much they have… To lose!"

by The Professor (Money Heist)


Monday, August 31, 2020

#WhistleblowerLivesMatterToo


Read more in this Blog about my 19 years fight with the Italian oil giant Eni to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation that were unjustly buried by the company.


Sunday, August 02, 2020

Eni & Me: 19 years of "Ethical Clash"​




My “Ethical Clash” with the Italian oil giant - to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation - has completed 19 long years. 

As an "anniversary gift", I would like Eni to have the dignity to answer the questions that weren’t answered at Eni’s Shareholders’ Meeting that was held in May 2020.

Read this article in my Linkedin

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Bribe of the Century!



Prosecutors in Milan push for jail time for Eni and Shell execs for their alleged roles in the $1.1 billion OPL245 oil block corruption scandal in Nigeria previously exposed by Global Witness, HEDAgend, Re:Common and CornerHouse.

Eni chief threatened with 8 years’ jail in Nigeria corruption trial.

Italian prosecutors also seeking $1.1bn in fines against oil major and Shell over deal for OPL 245 production block.

Read more in this LINK.

Monday, July 06, 2020

The Bribe of the Century



“They were kickbacks. And Eni and Shell knew it,” Sergio Spadaro told judges in Milan, summing up the prosecutors’ case in what is one of the industry’s largest corruption scandals ever.

Read more at Reuters.


Monday, June 01, 2020

Eni & Me: the truth an the lie



Have you ever heard about the "Truth coming out of her well"? It is a painting from 1896 by Jeans-Léon Gérôme, a french painter and sculptor.

This work is linked to a "parable of the century" that says that, on a beautiful day, the truth and the lie met. And the lie told truth: "Today is a beautiful day! Isn't it?". The truth sighed, looked at the sky and agreed, because the day was, indeed, wonderful.

And they began to take a walk, and they walked together for a long time, until they reached the side of a well. The lie then tried the water and told truth: "The water is great! How about we have a bath together?". The truth was a little suspicious, but decided to try the water only to find out the water was very inviting. Then they undressed and began to have a bath.

Suddenly, in a sneaky way, the lie got out of the water, put on the truth's clothes and ran away. When the truth realized, it came out of the well furious and ran around trying to find the lie and get her clothes back.

The truth, then, ran naked through the streets, making its way through the people, who looked away from it with despise, anger and shame. And the poor truth, after running for a long time and searching in vain for its clothes, returned naked to the well and disappeared forever to hide her shame in the well's waters.

And since that day, the lie has been traveling around the world dressed in the truth's clothes, satisfying the needs of society because it has realized that the world has no desire to find the naked truth.

But there is another ending to this parable, that says: when the truth returned to the well, it refused to dress in the clothes of the lie and, because it had nothing to be ashamed of, the truth began to walk naked through the streets and villages. And that is why, since then, in the eyes of many people it is easier to accept the lie dressed as the truth than the bare truth.

Which ending of the story do you prefer?


Monday, May 18, 2020

Eni & Me: Whistleblower vs Anti-Whistleblower


Any resemblance to Uber's whistleblower is the "truest truth" about my "Ethical Clash" with the Italian oil giant which in 2020 will complete 19 long years! Read more about this article in this LINK.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Eni & Me: This is us!


The Code of Ethics transforms the employee into a whistleblower. But, depending on the company, and Eni is part of this unethical group, the whistleblower is fired in retaliation! After the dismissal, the whistleblower is turned into a villain! The company throws their reputation in the trash, puts an end to their career and chases the whistleblower until they manage to destroy their life and family.

This is Eni's Way!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Eni vs Petrobras: What do they have in common?


Many are the points in common between the Italian oil giant Eni and the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras.

1) Both are the largest companies in their countries;
2) The Italian and Brazilian government are the main shareholders in each of them with approximately 30% of the shares;
3) Most Directors of the Board are indicated by the government, ie, "politically indicated";
4) The CEOs are placed in their functions indicated by the Prime Minister, in the case of Italy, and by the President of the Republic, in the case of Brazil;
5) The companies management is far from being "independent" as it happens in the private companies. The governments have a complete interference.

However, Eni and Petrobras are different in two things, nowadays:

a) The current CEO is not a defendant in a criminal lawsuit (International Corruption);
b) The current CEO's wife did not receive $ 300 million from the company (Conflict of Interest);

Even so, the government confirmed another 3-year term for a #CEO accused of #corruption.

In fact, in a private company with values, honesty, integrity and ethics this situation would never happen!

Viva l'Italia!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Eni does it again!


The Italian oil giant does it again!

Eni will pay a fine worth of $ 24 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

This is Eni's Way!

Note: Read more about this subject.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A CEO accused of corruption... A Corrupt Company!


"Alarm raised as the Italian government has decided the best person to continue to lead the country's biggest multinational is Claudio Descalzi - on trial for serious corruption allegations"

by Barnaby Pace (Global Witness)

A CEO accused of corruption ... A Corrupt Company! Viva l'Italia!

This is Eni's Way!

Read more about this subject.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Eni doesn't respect anyone!


Out of respect for the pain and suffering of the Italian people because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had committed myself not to post anything about Eni until this was all over.

However, the Italian giant doesn’t respect anyone!

Even knowing that it won’t be successful in the 3rd instance of the Italian justice, it appealed the sentence of (unfounded) lawsuit that the company has filed against me in 2010 just to save time.

Besides, it is a great lack of respect for the Italian people the Conte government confirming the third term of the current CEO of Eni, even though he is a defendant in an international corruption case in Milan - for the payment of the “Bribery of the Century” in Nigeria, a total amount of US$1.1 billion - in addition to the “conflict on interest” because of the illicit gain of his wife’s company, that received US$300 million from Eni, as well as the fine imposed by EUA’s SAC in April 2020 because of the corruption of Saipem in Algeria.

Therefore, I will again report on Eni’s corrupt and unethical management. I apologize to the suffering Italian people for this.

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Marketing of Ethics


“Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Codes of Ethics are topics that are each day becoming more common within the corporate world. But these topics are only becoming common in the speech of the companies. There is a "black box" called corporate corruption and we have very few information about it. The press and the public opinion are very interested when the theme is corruption in the public sphere. This dedication is nonexistent when it comes to private relations. This way, a company can build a responsibility marketing while keeping under the rug possible transgressions.

Because of this, important themes can be transformed into a "marketing slogan". This seems to be what happened regarding your dismissal. It is still a positive thing that the company fired the people involved in the facts gathered by you. But a doubt will remain: how far did the branches of the corruption scheme that you helped identify go?

This is a very hard question to face today in the corporate world: what to do when the internal channels of the company punish the professionals that denounce deviations? Maybe the path is indeed going to Court. In your case, I believe that this clearly constitutes an unfair dismissal that deserves to be taken to Court, seeking judicial redress and indemnity.

Note that this is not just a personal matter. By taking this to Court, besides fighting for your rights, you will publicly expose what the company tried to hide by firing you. The company will be publicly identified as an "Ethics’ Marketing Company". This kind of action is important to serve as an example and to help showing that Ethics cannot be restricted to a speech. But that there are legal and, perhaps, even criminal consequences.

The difficult thing is to asses the impact of such an action on your professional and personal life. The fight can be somewhat idealist, because there is no guarantee that the "black box" of corporate corruption doesn’t make you a vetoed professional in the market. It is a risk. Of course, there are millions of companies that act with responsibility. And we still don’t know what will be the impact of transparency in the corporate world. If cases like yours begin to be taken to Court, it is possible that transparency will also reach all companies more quickly.”


Despite being written in the early 2000's, this article illustrates well my "Ethical Clash" with the Italian oil giant Eni - this year it will complete 19 long years - and it is also the battle of many #whistleblowers around the world against companies that don't respect their Code of Ethics, that has employees and executives who steal from the corporate coffers and against the Boards that pretend nothing happens!


Note: This article was written by Mr. Simon Franco when he was a columnist of the section "Career and You" and published in one of the most important magazine of Brazilian economy and business, as an answer to my message narrating my story with Italian oil giant Eni.


Sunday, March 29, 2020

What is success for you?

In quarantine times, we need to reflect on the success!

I do not know if my kids will remember me as a successful man. And yours, how will they remember you?

Please press play!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Eni & Me


In respect and solidarity with the Italian people, I will momentarily stop posting news about my "Ethical Clash" with the Italian oil giant.

Learn more about my story with Eni that in 2020 will complete 19 long years in this Blog.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Eni & Me


"No company is too big, too powerful, or too well-known to be held accountable and face enforcement action for its wrongdoings".

Read more about my 18 long years “Ethical Clash” with the Italian oil giant in this blog.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

#NoRetaliationForWhistleblower



New Global Movement: #NoRetaliationForWhistleblower.

Are you a whistleblower who has suffered retaliation? Be strong and courageous... Join us!

Who I am? I am a whistleblower! I am Eni's Whistleblower!

I make Malala's words my own: “I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not" and “I hope my story can be served as an example, motivation and inspiration to other whistleblowers who are being silenced and their careers and reputations buried around the world by companies that don’t respect their codes of ethics, by employees and executives who steal corporate coffers and the board that pretends nothing happens".

Read more about my 18 long years “Ethical Clash” with the Italian oil giant in this Blog.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Eni: wrong thing, falsehood and lies!


This is Eni's Way!

Transparency? Ethic? Integrity? Values?

No, no and no... In the Italian oil giant there is only wrong thing, falsehood and lies!

Leggi questo articolo su Il Giornale.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

If Eni were an Ethical Company...


If the Italian oil giant were an Ethical Company, Claudio Descalzi "never" would be reappointed to CEO role.

But Eni is in Italy... Everything is possible, unfortunately!

This is Eni's Way!

Read the full article.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Eni & Me: Flash of Genius



Yesterday I watched the movie “Flash of Genius”. The true story is about the life of the university professor and inventor Robert Kearns that, in the 60s, had his invention stolen by Ford Motors. After 12 years, the American Justice recognized the wrongful act of one of the most important automotives industries on the planet and compensated Dr. Kearns.

I confess that I couldn’t help but make an analogy with my own story. After fulfilling the Code of Ethics of the Italian oil giant and denouncing a millionaire “scheme” happening at its brazilian subsidiary, I was fired by the corrupt executives that I denounced. And, after almost 19 years, I still have an “Ethical Clash“ with Eni, with the main goal of rescuing and restoring my name, my honor and my reputation unjustly depreciated.

Get to know the details of this story involving David, the Giant and his Code of Ethics:

This is Eni's Way!

Friday, February 07, 2020

Open Letter to Eni Rewind's Board


Dear Ms. Rita Marino (Eni Rewind's Chairwoman),

Mr. Paolo Grossi (Eni Rewind's CEO) and I worked at the same time at Agip Brazil. And, in July 2001, when I filed the first complaint on fraud and acts of corruption at Cuiabá Sales Management, Mr. Grossi was in AgipBrazil!

Then, in Aug 2002, when I made another complaint, now to Eni's headquarters in Italy and the CEO of AgipPetroli, Mr. Angelo Mario Taraborrelli, traveled to Agip Brazil, Mr. Grossi had an important participation in the investigations of the "corruption scheme" installed in Brazil.

Shortly after Mr. Taraborrelli's visited Brazil, 3 Regional Sales Managers were dismissed on Dec 2002. Even the Commercial Director of Agip Brazil was investigated and fired in 2003 for receiving "bribes". And Mr. Grossi was part of these ethical actions!

For this reason, Mr. Grossi knows the "true truth" of this story: "I am the whistleblower and I was fired by the corrupt Agip Brazil employees that I had denounced!".

I need Mr. Grossi's interference with Eni’s Board on my behalf so that I can finally, after 19 long years, rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation unjustly depreciated.

Note: Details of my story.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020