Matteo Ainardi

Matteo Ainardi is Managing Partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in the Paris, France, office and leads ADL’s Global Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Competence Center. His main areas of expertise include growth strategy definition, business planning, organization, and transformation in A&D. Since joining ADL, Mr. Ainardi has been instrumental in supporting clients in the A&D ecosystem, including, among others, space systems OEMs, satellite operators, and space agencies, with a focus on maximizing growth through strategy definition, organizational (re)design, and holistic transformation. He additionally provides support to private equity funds in conducting due diligence within the A&D markets. Previously, Mr. Ainardi held strategy and corporate development roles at Airbus Defence & Space and Eutelsat. He holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs, Italy, and a master of science degree in computer science engineering from both Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He can be reached at