Giuseppe Pagnano graduated in Aeronautical Engineer at Politecnico di Milano, cum laude, in 1977. He joined Agusta helicopters as head of the aerodynamic department, then managing design disciplines and application to all new product development. After a period in Engineering Management he became Chief Project Engineer for Licence Helicopters. In 2003 he moved to Innovation Projects Coordination, and as a representative in all related groups at the EU level. He joined Clean Sky in September 2009 as Coordinating Project Officer (Head of the Operational Unit); he also acts as Chief Technical Officer. He manages a team of eight project officers and eight project support officers. Giuseppe Pagnano also coordinates the activities of the Scientific Committee.