The Board of Directors of Thales Alenia Space Italia (Thales 66%, Finmeccanica 33%) today appointed Donato Amoroso as Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Donato Amoroso succeeds Elisio Giacomo Prette, who had headed this leading Italian satellite systems company since 2013, and will continue to act as President. Mr. Prette will also be Senior Vice President for Human Resources at parent company Thales Alenia Space, a position he has held since the Joint Venture was established in 2005.

Born in Chieti, Donato Amoroso, 56, will also be Deputy to the President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space, Jean-Loïc Galle, with direct responsibility for the Observation, Exploration and Navigation (OEN) Business Line.

Until this appointment, Mr. Amoroso was with Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Group company, as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Boeing Programs. Donato Amoroso significantly enriched his experience in this position, by working on advanced programs in an international environment.

Prior to this position he was general manager of the Caselle Torinese (Turin) plant, headquarters of Alenia Aeronautica’s Military Aircraft Business Unit –  now Alenia Aermacchi.

About Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), is a key European player in space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration and orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio form the two parent companies’ “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Because of its unrivaled expertise in dual (civil/military) missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution optical and radar instruments, Thales Alenia Space is the natural partner to countries that want to expand their space program. The company

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