Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Luigi Pasquali has been CEO of Telespazio since February 2013 and Space Activities Coordinator of Leonardo since January 2016.

He is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Thales Alenia Space and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thales Alenia Space Italia; a member of the Board of Directors of Avio; advisor to the Federazione delle Aziende Italiane per l’Aerospazio, la Difesa e la Sicurezza (Federation of Italian Companies for Aerospace, Defence and Security - AIAD); a member of the Board of CEOs of ESOA (European Satellite Operator Association) and Vice Chairman of the Board of Eurospace (the Space Group of ASD/AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe).

After graduating in Electronic Engineering he completed a course in Financial Management at the SDA Bocconi School of Management and performed his military service in the Italian Army as an Officer in the Technical Corps, responsible for the testing of telecommunications equipment.

He then joined Selenia as a System Engineer, managing multiple international projects. He later moved to STET/Telecom Italia to focus on international strategies and development.

He was appointed as Director of Business Development at Atlanet, a Telefónica de España company, before moving to Alenia Spazio (now Thales Alenia Space Italia) as head of the Telecommunications Satellite Division.

He was recruited by Telespazio as General Manager and then returned, three years later, to Thales Alenia Space Italia as Chairman and CEO, also taking on the role of Deputy CEO of the Thales Alenia Space group.