The e-GEOS Board of Directors, a company created by Telespazio (80%) and the Italian Space Agency (20%), today appointed Massimo Claudio Comparini as new CEO of the company.
Born in Rome in 1963, Massimo Claudio Comparini graduated in electronic engineering at the University “La Sapienza,” and began his career in the space industry in 1983 at Selenia Spazio (later Alenia Spazio), taking positions of increasing responsibility, up to that of Chief Technology Officer.
With the establishment of the joint venture Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Finmeccanica 33%), he took on the role of head of research and development and product policy, and then Deputy Chief Technical Officer. In 2013 he was appointed Chief Technical Officer at Telespazio, a joint venture between Finmeccanica (67%) and Thales (33%).
Comparini is chairman of the Space Innovation technology platform in Italy, and is a national expert in the space configuration of the European Horizon 2020 programme.
The president of e-GEOS, Roberto Ibba, said: “We welcome Massimo Claudio Comparini in his new and prestigious position and we thank Marcello Maranesi, who led the company since its establishment thirteen years ago, bringing it to be one of the most prestigious international companies in the field of Earth observation, concluding a long career dedicated to the worldwide growth of the sector and of geo-information”.