Appointment of Massimo Claudio Comparini as Deputy CEO, Senior Executive Vice President Observation, Exploration and Navigation at Thales Alenia Space and CEO of Thales Alenia Space Italia

Rome, April 1, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%),  announced today the appointment of Massimo Claudio Comparini as Deputy CEO and Senior Executive Vice President Observation, Exploration and Navigation Business Line at Thales Alenia Space as well as CEO of Thales Alenia Space Italia, with immediate effect. He succeeds to Donato Amoroso.

 

“On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank Donato Amoroso for his dedication, commitment and accomplishments during the five years spent at Thales Alenia Space as head of the Observation, Exploration, Navigation Business Line and as CEO of Thales Alenia Space Italia, which are strategic assets in the global space ecosystem,” commented Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Space.

Massimo Claudio Comparini, former CEO at eGeos since 2016 and Director Line of Business Geo Information at Telespazio, has a long and proven track record in space industry, from technology to services, and in the earth observation domain. Massimo holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Remote Sensing and Radar Systems, University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), and a Degree in Strategy from Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, CA (USA).

He started his career in 1983 at Selenia Spazio (later Alenia Spazio), holding various management positions, up to the role of Chief Technology Officer. In 2013 he was appointed CTO of Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%).

In 2016 he became the CEO of eGeos, an ASI (20%) and Telespazio (80%) company, an established international leader in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information, and, in his role, Chairman of GAF and EarthLab Luxembourg.

 

ABOUT THALES ALENIA SPACE
Drawing on over 40 years of experience and a unique combination of skills, expertise and cultures, Thales Alenia Space delivers cost-effective solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments and private industry alike count on Thales Alenia Space to design satellite-based systems that provide anytime, anywhere connections and positioning, monitor our planet, enhance management of its resources, and explore our Solar System and beyond. Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of approximately 2.15 billion euros in 2019 and has around 7,700 employees in nine countries. www.thalesaleniaspace.com

 

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