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Organization<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/gruppo%20CIRA.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/corporate/about-us/organization/OrganizationOrganization<h3><span lang="IT"> President</span></h3><p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="IT"><strong>Paolo Annunziato </strong>has been the President of CIRA since February 6, 2018.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="IT">He has performed many different roles and responsibilities in both public and private sectors. Among his various assignments, he has been Director General of the National Research Council, Senior Group Vice President for Public and Economic Affairs of Telecom Italia, Executive Director of Research, Innovation and Net Economy for Confindustria, President of the European Commission expert groups for public and private partnerships. His strong international experience has led him in the last two years to hold the position of Advisor to the Minister for Research and Innovation Policies at the Ministry of Economy of United of Arab Emirates (UAE). <br><br></span></p><h3><span lang="IT"><br> Director General</span></h3><p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="IT"></span><span lang="IT">From April 28th, 2017 the Director General of CIRA is <strong>Pierluigi Pirrelli</strong>.<br> </span>He studied for a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bari, followed by a Master's Degree in Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachines at the Von Karman Institute. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the early years of his long professional career, he took part in various research and development programmes in the field of aerospace propulsion at Fiat Avio, and in diagnostic systems for monitoring rail infrastructure at MerMec.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">While at Avio, he took an active part in the ambitious development project for the European orbital launch system, VEGA, first as Programme Manager and then as Director of Space Division Programmes. He was also responsible for the production of components for the solid-propellant motors of the Ariane 5 rocket, and for the development of satellite propulsion systems.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">He then worked for several years at Europropulsion in Paris, again as Director of Programmes, until becoming Chief Executive of ELV in 2013. Under his leadership, the company gained a real production capacity, leading to the signing two major contracts, one with Arianespace for supply of the VEGA launcher and the other with ESA for the development of the new VEGA-C launch system. With nine successful launches carried out so far, VEGA ranks as the world's best launcher in its category.<br></p><p> </p><h3>Organization updated to March 2018<br></h3><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><span aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0"><strong> </strong></span></p><table cellspacing="0" class="ms-rteTable-0" style="width:100%;height:150px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-0"><th rowspan="1" colspan="2" class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-0" style="width:1011px;"><p style="text-align:left;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Work in direct collaboration with the President and Board of Directors</strong></p></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:547px;"><p style="text-align:justify;">Technical and Managerial Support to the Presidency</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Innovation and Communication Direction</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Assets Valorisation and Commercial Promotion</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Strategic Programming and Business Development</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Corporate Affairs</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Legal Affairs<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Shareholdings ​Management</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Internal Auditing<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Corruption Prevention and Corporate Transparency<br></p><p><br></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Pasquale Cangiano</p><p>Roberto Borsa</p><p>Massimo Cavaliere</p><p>​Marcello Amato</p><p>Roberto Borsa a.i.</p><p>​Monica Menzani</p><p>Angela Uccella</p><p>​Antonello Cioffi<br></p><p>Piergiovanni Renzoni<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" class="ms-rteTable-0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-0"><th rowspan="1" colspan="1" class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-0" style="width:547px;"><p style="text-align:left;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">​<span>Work for General Management</span></strong></p></th><th rowspan="1" colspan="1" class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-0"><p>​</p></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:547px;"><p>Prevention and Protection Services<br><br>Library and Documentation Centre<br><br>Operational Programming and Management Control<br><br>Corporate Procedures<br><br>Human Resources <br><br>Services for the Logistics<br><br>Purchase Office<br><br>Administration and Finance</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>​​Maria Cristina Zarpellon<br><br>Ferruccio Diozzi<br><br>Domenico Vitiello<br><br>​Sebastiano Caristia<br><br>Gianluca Pezzullo<br><br>Mario Farioli<br><br>​Carlo Russo<br><br>Federico Tammaro</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td rowspan="1" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:547px;"><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-4-3"><strong>Research and Integration Technologies</strong></span><br><br>On-board ​Systems and ATM<br><br>​Aeronautics<br><br>​​Space<br><br>Monotoring and Protection of Territory, Environment and Cultural Heritage<br><br>​​Testing and Engineering Facilities<br><br><span aria-hidden="true"></span>IT ​Services and Communications, Systems for Scientific Computing</p></td><td rowspan="1" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>​​<br><br>Leopoldo Verde<br><br>​​Ludovico Vecchione​<br><br>​​Salvatore Borrelli<br><br>Piergiovanni Renzoni<br><br>Pierluigi Pirrelli a.i.<br><br>​Pasquale Schiano<br></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td rowspan="1" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:547px;"><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-4-3"><strong>Scientific Disciplines and Technology Development</strong></span><br><br>Fluid Mechanics<br><br>Aerothermodynamics<br><br>​Impact of the Air Transport System<br><br>Measuring Techniques and Metrology<br><br>Safety and Security for Systems and Infrastructures<br><br>Structures and Materials<br><br>Smart ​​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Structures<br><br>Software Development e Virtual Reality<br><br>​​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Propulsion<br><br>​Electronics and Microelectronics, Communication Systems</p></td><td rowspan="1" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>​​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​<br><br>Giuseppe Mingione<br><br>​Antonio Schettino<br><br>Luigi Federico<br><br>Antonio Del Vecchio<br><br>​Angela Vozella<br><br>​​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Domenico Tescione<br><br>Antonio Concilio<br><br>Gianpaolo Romano<br><br>​​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Ciro Pascarella<br><br>Francesco Fusco</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>

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