Interview with Giuseppe Orsi, Chairman and
CEO of Finmeccanica Group – TG 5
Interview with Giuseppe Orsi, Chairman and CEO of Finmeccanica Group – TG
Mr Orsi have you received notice that you are under investigation?
No I was informed on Tuesday afternoon by an ANSA news report that I would
How do you respond to the accusations made by the former head of External
Relations Borgogni that you set up slush funds used by the company to pay
I have never set up slush funds and I have never paid bribes, however that
these accusations are being made by a person who had to leave the company
when I arrived, leaves much to be believed about the credibility of the
There have been stories about six Maserati’s for personal use?
The six Maserati’s were part of an agreement with Fiat when Fiat acquired an
Italian helicopter rather than a French helicopter and they asked us to use
Italian cars as company cars instead of foreign cars, an agreement which at
the time we also advertised to promote technology made in Italy,
Does this legal storm created by the media risk compromising the image of the
company as a company of excellence, at an international level as well?
Yes certainly, we are at the beginning of a very difficult and delicate
restructuring. The markets are watching us day after day, betting on whether
we can deliver this restructuring. Every day thousands of our seventy thousand
employees throughout the world are trying to bring home contracts to promote
Italy and the Finmeccanica name. Yes this storm certainly affects all of these
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