Thales Alenia Space has announced the appointment of Massimo Claudio Comparini as Deputy CEO and Senior Executive Vice President Observation, Exploration and Navigation Business Line at Thales Alenia Space as well as CEO of Thales Alenia Space Italia, with immediate effect. He succeeds Donato Amoroso.
Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Space stated that on behalf of the entire team, he would like to thank Donato Amoroso for his dedication, commitment and accomplishments during the five years spent at Thales Alenia Space as head of the Observation, Exploration, Navigation Business Line and as CEO of Thales Alenia Space Italia, which are strategic assets in the global space ecosystem.
Massimo Claudio Comparini, former CEO at eGeos since 2016 and Director Line of Business Geo Information at Telespazio, has a long and proven track record in space industry, from technology to services, and in the Earth observation domain. Massimo holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Remote Sensing and Radar Systems, University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), and a Degree in Strategy from Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, California (USA). He started his career in 1983 at Selenia Spazio (later Alenia Spazio), holding various management positions, up to the role of Chief Technology Officer.
In 2013 he was appointed CTO of Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67 percent) and Thales (33 percent). In 2016 he became the CEO of eGeos, an ASI (20 percent) and Telespazio (80 percent) company, an established international leader in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information, and, in his role, Chairman of GAF and EarthLab Luxembourg.