Sales & Business Development
Managing Director MBDA Italia
Giovanni Soccodato was appointed Executive Group Director Sales & Business Development MBDA and Managing Director of MBDA Italia on 1 June 2023.
He joined MBDA after spending his career in positions of increasing importance within Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica), having been Chief Strategic Equity Officer since June 2019 and also Executive Vice President Strategy and M&A from 2005 to 2019, covering also different roles including Improvement & Processes and Corporate Sales.
Prior to that, Giovanni covered several strategic positions within Alenia Marconi Systems, a 50-50 joint venture between Finmeccanica and Marconi Electronic Systems (then BAE Systems): Business Integration, Business Improvement, IT & Quality and Sales.
From 2004 until 2005, alongside the joint venture responsibilities, he was also appointed Vice Chairman and General Manager of AMS SpA.
He started his career in 1986 in the Software Engineering unit of Alenia Spazio (Selenia Spazio), after achieving a Master’s degree with honours in Computer Science at the University of Pisa.