Marco Folino has been appointed Managing Director and CEO of Spaceopal
Spaceopal announces the appointment of Marco Folino as Managing Director and CEO of the company. He succeeds to Paolo Minciacchi, who has been appointed CEO of e-GEOS (a Telespazio and Italian Space Agency joint venture).
Marco Folino was born in 1959, in Rome ( Italy). He graduated from Università La Sapienza (Rome), and holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering. Marco began his professional career in 1985 as an analyst/programmer. In 1987 He joined Datamat Spa, after fulfilling a number of strategic operational and managerial roles in different market domains. In 1988 He was promoted to Head of Meteorology & Environment Unit. From 2004-2010, under Elsag Datamat (previously Datamat), Marco was the Head of a number of business units for Space & Environment (including Director of Dataspazio SpA and Elsag Datamat Space Business Unit). In 2011 Elsag Datamat Space Business Unit was merged into Telespazio SpA and Marco took up the position of Head of Satellite Systems & Applications Italian Business Unit. In 2013 He was appointed as Director of Satellite Systems and Applications Business Unit with responsibilities at transnational level. In 2017 Marco Folino was appointed CEO of Telespazio VEGA UK.
Marco Folino stated: “I am very proud and keen about this new role in Spaceopal, I am looking forward to adding my experience and motivation to continue the success, in line with the expectation and the interest of our shareholders. The excellent work done has allowed the company to consolidate its role as the first GSA contractor for Galileo’s operational services”
André Bauerhin, Spaceopal COO, states: “It is my pleasure to be working with Marco in future. He will bring in more than 20 years of professional experience in space industry for the benefit of Spaceopal. The Spaceopal Team is looking forward on the actions to be taken to achieve our common vision for Spaceopal. A very exciting time is ahead, welcome Marco!”