RBS Guest Speaker: Prem Vanrompay, Public Affair Professional of ENI, Italy

Prem Vanrompay, is part of our alumni community as a student of the Master in Human Resources Management, part of ENI for 16 years, now Public Affair Professional for the Italian division, he will told us more about his career path.

Personal Experience and background

Who is Prem. “A Professional with considerable knowledge and experience in the energy industry. Always worked in a multinational environment both on a global and local level. With a diverse and versatile skill set in human resources management and diplomacy, with strong leadership/interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Innovative, creative and analytical thinker with a culturally diverse mentality. Always up for a challenge.”

Professional third culture kid

Who is a third culture kid. A third culture kid is a person who has been raised in a culture different that the one of their parents, or the culture of their country of nationality, and also live in a different environment during a significant part of their child development years. They are typically exposed to a greater volume and variety of cultural influences than those who grow up in one particular cultural setting. What distinguish third culture kids are a series of innate soft skills, such as:

  • Cultural intelligence;
  • Diversity and Inclusion sensitivity;
  • Interpersonal skills, relatonships building;
  • Adaptive and high tollerance of ambiguity;
  • Curiosity and problem solving;

What did we discuss about today with Prem Varompay

Communication topics based on Professional Experience 

UN Environment Program – Donor Reporting for fund providers (Irish, French and Dutch) 

Eni – Communications Internal Communications in a Joint Venture with different partners (Italian, Kazakh, American, Dutch)

Eni – Operational – HR Branding and Stakeholder Management (globally) 

Eni – Public Affairs – Event Management (Decarbonization event in UK)  

Stakeholder Engagement/Crisis Management (Diplomatic network)  

Reputation and Awareness (Kenya Project on Circular Economy) 

Public Affairs Plan (Globally)

Key Points for communication 

  •  Focus on three to five key messages per topic; write one to three sentences for each key 

message; should be read or spoken in 30 seconds or less. 

  •  Define, differentiate, and address benefits. 
  •  Balance what you need to communicate with what your audience needs to know. 
  •  Design meaningful information to stimulate action/reaction. 
  •  Use easy-to-understand language; avoid jargon and acronyms. 
  •  Ensure that messages are easy to recall and repeat; avoid long, run-on sentences. 
  •  Use active voice, not passive; do not use advertising slogans. 
  •  Communicate effectively with different target audiences by adapting language and depth 

of information. 

Corporate Communications 

50-80% of our time is spend in communicating. 

Various areas: 

  • Internal Corporate Communication
  • External Corporate Communication
  • Crysis Management Communication
  • Company Culture Communication
  • Digital Communication (Video Conferences and Social Media)
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