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EU Industry Days 2023

Davide Cucino

Portrait photo of Davide Cucino

Davide Cucino – President Emeritus and Brussels Representative of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Vice President – Head of European Union Affairs of Fincantieri 

Davide Cucino was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1966. He graduated at Venice Ca’ Foscari University in Oriental Studies with highest honors. 

He lived and worked in China for more than 30 years since the late 80’s before moving to Brussels in early 2020. He has been recently appointed Vice President – Head of EU of Fincantieri for which he manages the Brussels Office since December 2019. Besides carrying out public affairs duties for Fincantieri at the European Institutions and NATO, he is active in a number of organizations and working groups, including SEA Europe, Business Europe, Hydrogen Europe, and ASD. From January 2017 to early 2020, he held the position of Chairman of Fincantieri China. From 2005 to 2016 he was the Head of China Region of Leonardo Spa (previously Finmeccanica), holding the position of Vice President for Global Sales Coordination. He has also held various positions in the BoD of Finmeccanica invested ventures in China. From 2010 to 2016 he was CEO of Ansaldo Railways Systems in China. 

He holds the honorary title of President Emeritus of European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) after serving from 2011 to 2014 as President elected and since January 2020 he has been representing the EUCCC in Brussels. He is currently Member of the 2022 B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate Task Force. Since April 2022 he has chaired the Maritime Chamber of the EC Renewable and Low Carbon Fuels Industry Value Chain Alliance. In May 2022 he was elected Chairman of SEA Naval, the permanent naval shipyards group of companies at SEA Europe. In January 2020, he was been nominated Chairman of the Paris-based China Expert Group under Business at OECD (BIAC). From 2017 to 2020, he was the Chairman of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, a position that he had already held from 2002 to 2010. 

He has also been a Member of the Board of the Association of Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad. He has been conferred the Italian Presidential Knighthood honor of “Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” as well as of “Master of Labor”.