Gian Paolo De Poli joined Avio Aero after attaining an Aerospace Engineering Degree at Politecnico di Torino. He has participated on a lead role on internal and externally sponsored advanced technology projects, pioneering the development of robust multidisciplinary design optimization processes, probabilistic optimization and Design for Six Sigma concepts applied to design of aero-engine key components. He matured significant experience in leading large European and national multi-stakeholder technology programs, developing extended innovation networks and University joint labs. Acting as Engineering Operations Leader he played a key role on managing engineering resources and execution plans, with a specific focus on Global Product Alignment effort. He’s currently leading the Advanced Systems Design & Technology team, focused on next generation propulsion strategies.