August 26, 2021


Season 1

Alessandro Profumo

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It's so important to learn to listen. When I was young, I was by far less capable to listen. I was more aggressive. And I made a lot of mistakes because of that.

One of Italy’s best known business leaders talks with us about his teenage passion for basketball, his early start in banking, his time in consulting and more recent move into aviation and security, as the CEO of the Italian company, Leonardo.

We also discuss the pressure on aviation in a time of green transition and nascent post-COVID recovery; the promising opportunities presented by the era of big data; his view on intensifying security threats and why leaders need people with soft skills.