UrbanV is a company established by Aeroporti di Roma, SAVE Group, Aeroporto di Bologna and Aeroports de la Côte
d’Azur, for the development of Advanced Air Mobility
infrastructure at an international level.

Ivan Bassato
Chairman of the Board

Born in Venice in 1971, he graduated in Transport Engineering from the University of Padua and followed the ETP Executive Transition Program at the ESMT – European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. He has always worked in the world of airport management and air transport. From 1997 to 2000 he worked as Project Engineer in NET S.p.A, a consultancy firm active in transport and infrastructure services. He landed the role of Airport Facilities Manager in SAB S.p.A., the company that manages Bologna airport, from 2001 to 2006. Subsequently, from 2006 to 2009, he worked at SAGAT S.p.A., the company that manages Turin airport, as Vice President of Operations. In 2009 he became the General Director of Operations and Accountable Manager for Air Dolomiti, a position that he held until May 2015. Head of Airport Management and Accountable Manager of Aeroporti di Roma since June 2015 and director of some Group companies. As of May 2021, he is in charge of the Aviation Business Unit

Carlo Tursi
Chief Executive Officer

His entire career has been dedicated to the world of innovation and start-ups and he boasts over 15 years of international experience in Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, mainly in the mobility and venture capital sectors.
A mechanical engineer with an MBA from MIT Sloan, Carlo began his career as a consultant at Kearney. Later, he was Director of Corporate Development for Better Place, an Israeli-American start-up focused on developing infrastructure for electric mobility. He was an Associate at Quantum Pacific, a London-based family office where he worked primarily in the automotive and energy sectors, while also contributing to the company's venture capital activities. For almost 5 years he was General Manager for Italy at Uber, the largest ride-hailing company in the world. Most recently he was at TIM, the leading Italian telecommunications company, where he was Head of Business Development and CEO of TIM Ventures.

Massimiliano Pane
Head of Business Development and Finance

He has a long experience in the airport sector, especially in M&A and business development. Massimiliano started his career in the transaction services unit of PwC. Later he was M&A and Business Development manager in Atlantia (a major player in mobility infrastructure globally), working for the international expansion of the group in the airport sector. In those years, Massimiliano was also involved in the strategic planning and business development of Aeroporti di Roma.

Calogero Giammusso
Head of Operations

He is an aviation professional with over 14 years of wide-ranging experience in airport operations management, safety management, innovation and process development.
An aeronautical engineer, Calogero began his career as a consultant at Altran and later joined Turin Airport. As Airport Operation Manager, he gained several years of experience in flight operations, infrastructure design and compliance with ICAO and EASA regulations.
Calogero holds a PhD in aerospace engineering. He is the author of several scientific publications on environmental/safety issues and he holds a private pilot license.
He participated in several ICAO panels and ACI working groups, aimed at developing future aviation regulations and procedures.

Marco Pellegrino
Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

Leading airside operations in Aeroporti di Roma since 2015 for Rome Fiumicino Airport, Marco Pellegrino is the Project Leader and point of contact for ADR in SESAR projects (e.g. APOC) since 2016 and other Innovation projects as Advanced Air Mobility.
Since October 2022 he is Senior Advisor for Regulatory Affairs of URBANV.
He is Chairman of the ACI EUROPE Technical, Operations & Safety Committee.
Before 2015 he had experiences in Regional airports as Director General in SAGAT Handling (Main Turin airport handling company) and as Airport Operations Manager in SAGAT, Turin Airport.
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