Giuseppe Orsi (born 1945 in Piacenza) is an Italian company manager. In November 2011 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Finmeccanica SpA.
Orsi was arrested by Italian police in February 2013 on bribery allegations in the Indian Chopper deal scam.
Giuseppe Orsi is a graduate of Politecnico di Milano where he achieved a Doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering.
Following University he attended Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in Finance and Management.
He also served as an officer in the Italian Air Force and he is a qualified civil pilot.
Giuseppe Orsi began his career in 1973 at SIAI MARCHETTI, (subsequently incorporated into Agusta) where he was Product Support Director.
Following the reorganisation of the Agusta companies into a centralised management structure in 1984, he was promoted to the Marketing & Strategies Directorate where he managed Agusta's international network of sales and representative offices. Three years later he was appointed Sales Director of Agusta’s Aircraft Division with responsibility for worldwide market development, strategy and negotiation.
In June 1989 he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Agusta Aerospace Corporation (AgustaWestland’s North American production plant in Philadelphia) and in January 1994 he joined the reorganised Agusta International Sales Department as Senior Vice President, Government Sales and Programs. Then in 1997, as Deputy General Manager of Agusta, he managed the company's presence in the international market and negotiated with Bell Helicopters participation in the Tiltrotor and AB139 projects.
In 2001, as Managing Director of Marketing and Sales, he was part of the Agusta and Westland (AgustaWestland) merger and he subsequently joined the ‘Management Committee’. A year later he was appointed Managing Director of Agusta SpA and COO of AgustaWestland’s Italian operations. In 2004 he was appointed CEO of AgustaWestland, a post he held until 2011. During this period, AgustaWestland experienced significant growth in terms of sales, profit, EBIT and cash flow. The company now employs over 13,000 people around the world including over 3,000 people in Poland following the acquisition of PZL-Swidnik in 2009.
In 2011 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Finmeccanica SpA. He has been recently held on charges of bribing Indian officials to swing the Indian government's $670 million purchase deal of 12 Augusta Westland Helicopters.
In 2010 Orsi was appointed as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire(CBE) and in the same year he was also named a ‘Freeman of the City of London’ by the Mayor of London.
He is also a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS).
Orsi was arrested by Italian police in February 2013 on bribery allegations in the Indian Chopper deal scam. His involvement was alleged in the payment of bribes to secure the sale of 12 helicopters in a deal worth 3600 crore (US$580 million) to India when he was head of the group's AgustaWestland unit.
Orsi is married. He has two sons and two grandsons.
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-  Giuseppe Orsi, CEO of AgustaWestland, receives the Honour of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - British Embassy Rome
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