Paolo Messa


Italian Institutional Affairs Director

Paolo Messa is the Italian Institutional Affairs Director at Leonardo since November 2018.

He holds a degree in Political Science and he is a member of the Strategic Committee at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council (Washington DC). He is, also, Adjunct Professor at the Business School of LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome.

From 2014 until 2018 he was Director of the Center for American Studies.

Information, political communication and public communication expert, Paolo Messa founded “Formiche”, an editorial project that includes the online newspapers and the monthly magazines Formiche and Airpress and the press agency Cyber Affairs.

In addition, he was Board member of RAI from 2015 to 2017 and Communication Advisor of the Italian Vice Prime Minister in 2004 and of the Italian Minister of the Environment from 2011 to 2013.