Vito Pertosa is the President of the MERMEC Group, world leader in developing technological solutions for railway diagnostics and signaling. He is board member of the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana – ASI). He is also CEO of the consortium Sud Space (aerospace), Chief Executive of the consortium 2M CLIV (industrial automation), controlling shareholder of real estate companies, financial and hi-tech companies operating in the microelectronics and information technologies sectors. He is founder of Angelo Investments, an investment fund specialized in investing in small medium enterprises in the high-technology sectors, such as electronics, software applications, biomedical and aeronautics. He has been appointed “Cavaliere del Lavoro”, an Italian honorary award to entrepreneurs who distinguished in Italian economy and industry.