Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Planetek Italia. He is also Vice Chairman of EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies) and of the Apulian Aerospace District (DTA); Board member of SME4SPACE (the European Aerospace SMEs Association), and Past President of AIPAS (the Italian Aerospace SMEs Association).
Degree in Physics. He has produced several publications in the field of analysis of signals and images and of space systems. In 1984, has been recruited at the Earth Observation Division of the Piano Spaziale Nazionale of the Italian National Research Council (after 1989 named as ASI, the Italian Space Agency) in charge of a major space geodesy project; he cooperated with NASA for the establishment of the long term NASA plan in Geodesy and Geophysics and for the launch of LAGEOS II satellite; from 1988 to 1995 has been recruited at the Italian Space Agency; from 1987 to 1995 is an Italian Delegate at the European Space Agency (ESA)Earth Observation Program Board; was director of the Center of Space Geodesy of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) the ASI facility for Earth Observation, space geodesy and space robotics until 31/12/1995; from 1997 to 2015 he is Professor at IUAV University of Venice and cooperates with Nettuno Institute for the University Everywhere.