On Thursday, Enel Energie SA Director General Matteo Cassani fell to his death from the office building owned by the company in Bucharest. Several police, ambulance and forensic crews arrived at the scene. The first hypothesis taken into account is suicide, but other hypotheses are not ruled out. Prosecutors have opened an investigation and will pick up the recordings made by Enel building’s surveillance cameras.
The building is 6 floors high and is located on Bucharest’s Ioan Mihalache Boulevard. An ambulance that was responding to another case and passing through the area came on the scene but the doctors were unable to do anything to save Cassani.
Cassani’s colleagues stated that he came in to work in the morning, talked to them and told them that he was not feeling well and was nauseous. The lifeless body has been taken to the National Forensic Institute where it will undergo autopsy.
Shortly after the incident Enel Romania issued a press communiqué. “We inform you that a tragedy took place today, one in which our colleague Matteo Cassani, Enel Energie’s and Enel Energie Muntenia’s Director General, lost his life. We do not know the circumstances of this accident. Authorities have started an investigation. Matteo Cassani was an excellent professional that had been working for ten years in Romania, holding various positions of leadership within our company. A man respected by all colleagues and appreciated by clients and by the whole business community. Our priority at this moment is to be by the side of his family and close collaborators,” the communiqué reads.
Matteo Cassani (42) studied industrial engineering at the Polytechnic University in Milan and Leadership Management at the Harvard Business School. He took over the office of Director General of Enel Energie and Enel Energie Muntenia in 2009. Before becoming Director General of Enel Energie & Enel Energie Muntenia he worked for Enel as director of Business Development in Romania (2004) and within the Business Development Department (2000). Likewise, Cassani was member of the Leadership Board of the “Save the Children” organization.