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Leonardo CEO Profumo nominated head of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association

Berlin, 24 September 2020. – Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo, has been nominated President of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), the company headquartered in Rome announced.

Profumo will lead the organisation for the next two years, representing large companies of the sector and over 3,000 SMEs and associations from 18 European countries.

“The AD&S sector will be key to many of the priorities identified in the European recovery programme, from digitization, the green deal, cyber security, and competitiveness in Europe as well as a driving force for the education system,” Profumo said.

“I am honoured to be given this role, which I take on with pride and a great sense of responsibility for the future. With pride because during this time of emergency, at the peak of Covid-19, the capabilities of our sector have made it possible to transfer patients, doctors, and medical equipment where it was most needed. We were able to guarantee communications, transport, monitoring, including from space, as well as physical and digital security, in Italy and across the world”.

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