March 31, 2015 - Following today’s Board meeting and General Assembly in Brussels, Mr. Mauro Moretti has been appointed to the position of President of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).
An Italian citizen, Mauro Moretti is Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Finmeccanica SpA since May 2014. With a long track record both as industry executive and Chair of European Association, he is well placed to take the lead of ASD.
During the handing over ceremony, Mr Jean-Paul Herteman, CEO of Safran and President of ASD for the last two and a half years highlighted “the key role of the Association in contributing to a unified and concrete vision of Europe’s strategic interests by spearheading European aerospace and defence industries’ innovations and technologies”. He further expressed his confidence for the future of the Association and underlined: “Today, ASD is a more dynamic, more responsive and more efficient organisation thanks to the efforts and dedication of Jan Pie, ASD Secretary General. I’m confident that under Mauro Moretti’s leadership ASD will continue and further enhance our industry’s capabilities to strengthen our competitiveness in the global marketplace”.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Moretti said: “I’m delighted and honoured to take over from Jean-Paul Herteman who has been key in strengthening ASD’s development as a driving force for our sector”. He continued by emphasizing “the need for the Association to concentrate on the key priorities in the areas of Civil Aviation (revision of EASA’s Basic Regulation), Defence and Security (Preparatory Action on CSDP-related research) and Space (Copernicus and Galileo)”.