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Chairman of Italy’s state-controlled shipbuilder passes away

General Claudio Graziano was named chairman of shipbuilder Fincantieri in 2022. (Laurent EMMANUEL)

The chairman of Italy’s state-controlled shipbuilder Fincantieri, Claudio Graziano, a retired general who as soon as headed the UN peacekeeping objective in Lebanon, has actually passed away aged 70, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni stated Monday.

The cause of death was not divulged however Italian media reported that a weapon and note were discovered near his body in his home in Rome.

He had actually just recently been widowed, the reports stated.

“I am surprised by the news of the terrible death of General Claudio Graziano,” Meloni stated in a declaration, explaining him “an upright servant of the state”.

Graziano was called chairman of Fincantieri in 2022 after a renowned profession consisting of stints as chief of personnel at the Defence Ministry and leader of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) from 2007 to 2010.

“The death of General Claudio Graziano leaves me speechless,” Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani stated.

“He was a pal and an amazing officer who likewise honoured Italy in his European functions. Might a prayer accompany him on his journey to join his bride-to-be,” he stated on X.

Fincantieri is Europe’s leading shipbuilder, with 21,000 staff members and earnings surpassing 7.7 billion euros ($8.2 billion).

The group’s share rate fell 3 percent on the Milan Stock Market on the news of Graziano’s death.


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