July 2021, Year XIII, n. 7
Politics and Geopolitics. Lifetime Passions
Telos: This year, after over 20 years in government, you left the Parliament to become President of Leonardo’s newly formed Med-Or foundation. Could you tell us something more about this new challenge and how the Foundation is important to Leonardo’s strategies?
Marco Minniti: Assuming that there are times when it is good to make a change in your life, honestly, I did it without any recrimination and also with a certain enthusiasm. It met with the desire of Leonardo’s management to compete with a deeply evolving and deeply changing world. This is what inspired the idea of a Foundation to address a specific area of the planet: the greater Mediterranean, the Arab states and the Middle East up to India, naturally aware that this rationale has an indelible focus, which is Africa. In these years this area has undergone some of the most incredible, deep change. Naturally, a group like Leonardo, which has some long-time and prospective partners in this area, wanted to be a key player. The Foundation’s aim is multifaceted. On the one hand, to work on more in-depth geopolitical analysis that may be used by our Country. The Med-Or Foundation is obviously an expression of a large group like Leonardo. However, its ambition is to be at the service of the Country System. There have been experiences like this throughout the world, from the USA to France, passing through the UK ...more
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