Bernabei began working at Enel in 1999 as Logistics Manager for Enel Distribuzione and, later, as Supply Chain Manager, Project Manager and Contract Manager for geothermal and wind power projects in Italy. He covered various management roles at Enel Green Power in Engineering and Construction as well as Safety and Environment in Iberia, Latin America and Europe. After an interlude as Head of Operations and Maintenance of Renewables in Iberia, he was appointed Country Manager of Chile and Andean Countries for Enel Green Power and, successively, Head of Renewable Energies Latin America. From May 2017 to September 2020, he was the Group’s Head of Global Procurement.
Bernabei graduated from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Engineering Management and wrote his final thesis at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He completed a master’s degree in Net Business Administration at the Polytechnic University of Milan and participated in the INSEAD International Executive Programme in Singapore and Paris, as well as in the Leadership for Energy Management Programme at the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan) and the IESE Business School in Barcelona.