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Giuseppe Morsillo alla Presidenza del CIRA

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Giuseppe Morsillo has been elected as Chairman of CIRA<img alt="Giuseppe Morsillo, Presidente del CIRA" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Morsillo has been elected as Chairman of CIRAGiuseppe Morsillo has been elected as Chairman of CIRA<p style="text-align:justify;">Giuseppe Morsillo is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of CIRA. Yesterday, he was unanimously elected by the Shareholder's Meeting having been designated by the major stakeholder, the Italian Space Agency (ASI).<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Morsillo, who will remain in office until the 2020 budget approval, joins CIRA following the resignation of Paolo Annunziato, for health reasons and the temporary replacement by Senior Director Maurizio Cheli.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In thanking the Assembly for the assignment that had been conferred upon the newly-elected Chairman shortly before, he declared that he intended not only to further develop and consolidate the Centre's international standing, but also to enhance the value of the role it plays on a local and national level in its capacity as a fundamental asset for the national aerospace supply chain, focusing on the research priorities clearly outlined today by the new Governance system. From now on, CIRA must increasingly work in synergy with all the key players in this sector through a multi-annual programme encompassing space, aeronautics as well as cross-sectional components, last but not least, those supporting defence-related activities. Morsillo concluded his speech wishing for an effective, result-oriented management in which the provision of the PRORA (National Aerospace Research Program) currently carried out at CIRA, could have a leverage effect, attracting private capital, allowing the Centre to successfully participate in European research programmes and becoming involved in channels that can guarantee the regular use of systems.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Giuseppe Morsillo, born in 1959, boasts over 35 years of professional experience, mainly gained in the space industry, but also in the aeronautics and defence sectors, working both in industry as well as in governmental and intergovernmental agencies, in the fields of integration and testing, production, engineering, programme management, procurement, marketing, strategic planning and control, finance, national and international relations.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 1983, he graduated with honours in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Naples. Up until 2000 he held several positions of responsibility in various companies belonging to the Finmeccanica group (now officially known as Leonardo) and his final position was as Head of the Civil Marketing Division of Alenia Aerospazio – Space Division.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Until 2005, he held a variety of positions at the Italian Space Agency, the last being Head of Strategy & National and International Relations and Strategies Unit, while also being Chairman of ELV and the Italian delegate to the ESA Council.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">From 2005 to 2016 he worked for the European Space Agency where he was first Head of the Director General's Policy Office, in charge of the Agency's policy-making and co-ordination activities as well as institutional relations with member States and European space industries and later, he became Director for ESA Policies, Planning and Control and then, Director for Finance, Controlling and Information Technology. More recently, he held the position of Secretary General of Eurospace, the trade association of the European space industry.<br></p><p>June 4, 2019<br></p><p><br></p>2019-06-03T22:00:00Z

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