ATR has appointed Giorgio Moreni. He succeeds Eric Baravian, whose four-year mandate according to ATR's statutes expired in June this year.
Giorgio Moreni graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Genoa, in July 1995. After serving as lieutenant with the Italian Air Force, in 1997 he joined Elsag, a firm specialized in industrial automation and Information Technology. Later on, in 2000 he joined the Public Mobile Radio division of the British TLC manufacturer Marconi PLC in Saudi Arabia.
He joined the Finmeccanica group in 2002 as International Sales Director for the Automation and IT division. In 2006, he joined Alenia North America, in Washington, DC, where he was appointed Vice President, Business Development. In such capacity, he led strategic commercial initiatives related to various military and commercial aviation programs, including the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft and special versions of the ATR family.
In 2008 he took the position of Vice President, Strategic Collaborations of Alenia North America acting as the main strategist and controller for all activities regarding Alenia's Joint Ventures and strategic partnerships in the North American market. In 2012, he moved back to Alenia headquarters in Italy where he acted as Chief of Staff of the Chief Business Officer/CFO. With that, he also took the role of Head of Business Russia, representing the Italian shareholder on the Superjet 100 Program, as the principal actor for all strategic, organizational and financial matters.