Debenedetti-Massimo Massimo served at Fiat Group, where he held several leadership roles in Research, Innovation and Product Development and Strategy, until 2012. He joint Fincantieri in June 2012 as Corporate Vice President for Research & Innovation, where his main accountabilities are: to define the R&D corporate strategy, plan and budget, to manage and execute the R&D corporate plan, to drive the Innovation Process, to manage Intellectual Property. He currently serves as a Director in the boards of CETENA, Fincantieri’s Corporate Research Centre, and Trieste International Foundation for Scientific Progress and Freedom. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of Area Science Park in Trieste. In October 2016 Massimo joint the Adjunct Faculty of Luiss Business School in Rome as adjunct professor of Innovation Management, where he is responsible for designing and teaching a brand new course of International Innovation & Entrepreneurship given in the Master in International Management. He held positions as adjunct professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Turin University and Polytechnic and gives lectures on innovation strategy and management on a regular basis. Massimo holds a MSc in Physics from Genoa University, a Quality Management Master from Pisa University and attended several courses at MIT on Innovation Management and Product Strategy.
He plays drums and bridge and likes sailing, watching movies and cooking