Luciano Carta has been Chairman of Leonardo S.p.a. since 20 May 2020. He was born in Carbonia on 31 January 1957.
From 1975 to 1979 he attended the Academy of the Finance Police (Guardia di Finanza), after which he obtained a first level degree in Economic and Financial Security Sciences. He also graduated in Law and Political Sciences, and obtained a second-level Master’s degree in “Company Tax Law” and another second-level Master’s degree in “International Security Advanced Studies”. In the academic year 2008-2009, he attended the 60th session of the IASD Course at the Institute for Higher Defence Studies, obtaining the relative diploma. He serves as a Statutory Auditor (formerly as an independent auditor since 1995).
In July 2002 he was appointed Commander of the Provincial Command in Livorno, and in 2005 Commander of the Emilia Romagna Regional Command in Bologna. He was then promoted to “Generale di Divisione”, in charge of the Economic Protection Command. He was appointed Commander of the Tax Police School of Ostia and subsequently Chief of Staff of the General Command of the Finance Police. From 1st July 2014, with the rank of “Generale di Corpo d’Armata”, he assumed the Interregional Command for North-Western Italy in Milan, and the following year the command of the Special Departments in Rome. In June 2016 he was appointed Inspector for Institutes of Education.
Since 12 January 2017, he has been Deputy Director of the External Information and Security Agency (AISE). On 21 November 2018, the President of the Council of Ministers appointed him Director of the same Agency (position held until May 2020).
He is a member of the Governing Council and of the Board of Assonime (the Italian association of joint stock companies), a member of the Board of Directors of Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani S.p.A., a member of the General Meeting and of the Board of Consiusa (Council for the United States and Italy), member of the Board of Directors of Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), and a member of the Board of Directors of ISPI (the Italian Institute for International Political Studies). He is also the Honorary President of Fondazione Leonardo - Civiltà delle Macchine.
He is the author of several publications on tax matters and has held teaching positions at the University of L’Aquila, the Luiss School of Management, the School of Tax Police and the Corps Academy. He was consultant to the Anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission in the 14th Legislature.
He has been, among others, awarded the following honours: Gold Cross for seniority of service (2000); Silver Medal of Merit of the Italian Red Cross; Military Gold Medal of Long Command (2002); Mauritian Medal (2005); Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2018); Cross of Grand Officer with Swords of Merit of the Sovereign Order of Malta (2014); and first class Diploma of Merit and the related Gold Medal of Merit of the Environment.