Paolo is a Senior Executive with more than 20 years of Experience in managing high tech business ranging from Defence, Security, Telecom, Space & Transportation. Currently he is Senior Vice President for Leonardo Company in charge of Strategy and New Initiatives, where he serves all the businesses supporting and leading the strategic transformation of the Group. Before joining Leonardo he spent 11 years in Thales Group where he began as Strategy Director for Thales Alenia Space and rose to the position of CEO of Thales Italia and Country Director for Thales in Italy, he then moved to Paris where he served as International Business Development for Defence & Security and Sales Director for Cyber Security & Critical Information Systems. Paolo started his career in London as Market Analyst for Datamonitor consumer goods practice he then moved to Booz Allen & Hamilton where he worked for TLC Media & Automotive customers in Italy, Sweden and Indonesia. Paolo is a graduate of the Federico II University of Napoli where he earned his master’s degree in business administration. He is fluent in Italian, English, French & Spanish. Paolo is also a member of YPO Young President Organization, a global network of Chief Executives, where he holds the position of Membership Officer for the Rome Chapter.