Vice President, Business Development
Roberto Farnese is part of the Business Development function tasked with identifying new opportunities for Milestone’s installed and on order fleet through close partnership with OEMs.
Roberto started his career in Accenture Consulting and has been in the helicopter business since 2007, when he joined AgustaWestland (now Leonardo Helicopters) as a Product Marketing Manager. He spent two years in Agusta’s Farnborough-UK office and covered different Sales and Marketing roles, the last being Head of Civil Market Development.
In 2014, Roberto joined Bell Helicopter as Regional Sales Manager Leader in Europe, where he opened the company’s Milan office, increased sales and brand awareness in the region and re-established Bell Helicopter presence in key markets such as the UK, Italy, Germany and Austria.
Roberto has a Master of Science in Impact Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (US) and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico Di Milano and TU Delft (The Netherlands).
Roberto is based in Milestone’s Milan office.