Robert Piconi

renewable energy storage expert, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer


Robert Piconi is co-founder and CEO of Energy Vault, an IdeaLab portfolio company based in Lugano, Switzerland, that focuses on the development of renewable energy storage and solar fuel solutions.

His experience includes prior Executive leadership roles in “Fortune 100” rated US public companies across various industries including sectors like diversified energy at Amoco/British Petroleum, telecommunications infrastructure at Bell Labs Lucent Technologies and Alcatel, and security/network management at Danaher Corporation. He also founded and developed several innovative healthcare services and solution companies within the European market (MESA, Pantheon Healthcare Group) which were later acquired by PE Funds and/or large industry conglomerates.

Robert completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and his graduate MBA studies at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives with his wife and eight children in Lugano, Switzerland.