MILAN, March 16 A former chairman of Monte dei
Paschi di Siena is seen as a frontrunner to take the
helm of Italy's biggest defence group Leonardo, a
source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
Italy's Treasury is expected to replace the chief executives
of Leonardo and Poste Italiane in a round of appointments at
state-controlled firms this month, several sources told Reuters
One source told Reuters that Alessandro Profumo, a veteran
Italian banker who stepped down as chairman of the troubled
Monte dei Paschi in August 2015, was in pole position to replace
Leonardo CEO Mauro Moretti, who has cut debt and streamlined the
company's business to focus on core activities.
(Reporting by Stefano Bernabei; writing by Francesca Landini;
Editing by Crispian Balmer)