Chairman – EarthLab Luxembourg
Chairman – Space Innovation in Italy – Italian Space Technology Platform
Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Remote Sensing and Radar Systems, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (RM – Italy).
Degree in Strategy from Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, CA (USA).
He began his career in the space industry in 1983 at Selenia Spazio (later Alenia Spazio), holding positions of increasing responsibility, up to that of Chief Technology Officer. In the joint venture Thales Alenia Space, he took up the role of Deputy Chief Technical Officer. In 2013 he was appointed Chief Technical Officer and excom member at Telespazio. In 2015 he is appointed Chairman of EarthLab Luxembourg a Joint Venture between Telespazio group and local players (Post Luxembourg, InTech, HiTec) for Earth Observation services and applications in support to risk and insurance market.
In 2016, he has been appointed Director of Line of Business Information as CEO of e-GEOS, ASI/Telespazio Joint Venture, having the mission to commercialize world-wide COSMO-SkyMed radar Constellation data, applications and services and to provide multimission Geospatial integrated solutions, based on innovative satellite data and advanced information technology processing chain.
Author of more than 90 papers and published works in the field of space and microwave technologies, innovation and technology management. He seats in many steering committees and board of scientific associations and international conferences. He has been appointed for a number of Academic positions having the chair of space electronics (University of Perugia), electronics for telecom system (Alma Mater studiorum University of Bologna) and in the economic field the Chair of ICT and Economy of new technologies (LUISS, Roma). In 2016 has been honoured with the Star for labour merit from the President of Italian Republic.