Luigi Pasquali


Coordinator of Space Activities

Chief Executive Officer of Telespazio

Luigi Pasquali is the Chief Executive Officer of Telespazio since February 2013 and the Coordinator of Leonardo’s Space Activities since January 2016.

As an Electronics Engineer, Luigi attended masters in Finance and Business Management at the Milan’ s Bocconi University and served in the Italian Army as an Officer in the Technical Corps, in charge of telecommunications.

First recruited by Selenia as System Engineer where he was involved in international projects, he subsequently joined Stet/Telecom with a role in international strategies and development. Subsequently he moves to Spain as Director of Business Development at Atlanet, Telefonica group. Returning to Italy he was appointed Director of Telecommunications in Alenia Spazio (now Thales Alenia Space) with increasing responsibilities . Luigi moved to Telespazio to become Chief Operating Officer and returns to after three years to Thales Alenia Space Italia as President and CEO , and Deputy CEO of the Thales Alenia Space group.

Actually he is: member of the Supervisory Board of Thales Alenia Space; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thales Alenia Space Italia; member of the Board of Directors of AVIO; member of the Board of AIAD (Association of Industries for Aerospace, System and Defence in Italy); member of the Board of CEOs of ESOA (European Satellite Operator Association) and Vice President of EUROSPACE Council (Space Group in ASD-AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe).

He is registered in the Roll of Engineers of the Province of Rome, Italy.