Currently Vice President – Italian Government Export Support at Leonardo Helicopters.

Extended sales experience and network in Aerospace industries, Governmental, International, Defense and Defense Industry environments, extensive knowledge of aviation and aerospace markets.

Experience in media relations, communications and crisis management both during last 15 years working for a large international corporation and 20 years as an officer in the Italian Air Force (with NATO and UN field operations stints). Acknowledged for people skills and mediation abilities.

Advisor for top executives at government agencies, companies and associations on reputational issues and problems ranging from accidents, environmental concerns, product failures, criminal matters and activist attacks to reorganizations, management transitions and downsizings.

A lifelong passion for academia and international relations, professor and guest lecturer in crisis communication and information management at Italian Universities and international organizations.