Marino Fragnito

Senior Vice President, Head of the Vega Business Unit

Arianespace Senior Vice President Marino Fragnito is Head of the company’s Vega Business Unit.

He joined Arianespace in March 2016 as the Vega Business Unit’s Vice President, managing the Vega launcher’s exploitation program and controlling its associated profit and loss. Since February 2018, he also has been in charge of the overall Vega sales, marketing and business development activities at Arianespace.

From January 2009 until March 2016, he served as Launch Services Manager at EUMETSAT (the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites). Before joining EUMETSAT he was Head of the Launcher Design Department at Italy’s AVIO.

Marino Fragnito previously worked in different industry positions, beginning his career in Cannes, France, at Alcatel Space Industries as a mechanical engineer on telecom satellite projects.  He then joined ELV (European Launch Vehicle – an AVIO and Italian Space Agency company) in 2003, were he later was appointed Head of Mechanical Systems Development in the framework of the Vega development program.

Marino Fragnito is a graduate (Laurea Magistrale) in Aeronautical Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Science and Technology.

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