Pierluigi Di Palma
Born in Grottaglie in 1956. On the 1st July, 2021, he has been nominated President of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC).
He graduated in Law from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. From 1984 to 1989, he has been a State Attorney with an important experience as District Attorney at Catanzaro, Bologna and Rome. State Lawyer since 1989, he was based in Florence and two years later he moved to the”Avvocatura Generale dello Stato” in Rome.
From 1998 to 2003, he was Director General of ENAC. Then he served as legal advisor to the Ministers of Transport and Navigation, the Environment, and Trade and Industry, as well as Head of Cabinet of the Emilia-Romagna Region and Head of the Legislative Office of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
He has also been President of Interministerial Board for the Security of Air Transportation and Airports (CISA), Head of the ENAC and ENAV Representative Office to Community and European Institutions (EURICE), Deputy Secretary General of Defense and member of the Appeals Board of ESA (European Space Agency).
In 2006, he founded the Study Center DE.ME.TRA. (Development of European Mediterranean Transportation), with the aim of promoting educational, legal, administrative and economic initiatives in the aerospace sector.