Born in Treviso in 1964. He graduated in Business Administration from Boston University. In 1991 he obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration from Harvard.
His professional career began at Goldman Sachs, as an M&A analyst. In 1993 he founded Schemaquattordici S.p.A. (former 21, Investimenti S.p.A.), a holding company whose shareholders are Edizione S.r.l., Intesa SanPaolo S.p.A., Fininvest S.p.A., Seragnoli Group, Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. and Ricerca S.p.A..
He is Chairperson and CEO of 21 Partners S.p.A., board member of Edizione S.r.l., Autogrill (since 1997), Moncler S.p.A., Benetton Group S.r.l. (former Bencom S.r.l.). He is Chairperson of the Board of Directors of 21 Investimenti SGR S.p.A. and a member of the Supervisory Board of 21 Centrale Partners S.A. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of BT Italia S.p.A. and the International Advisory Committee of Robert Bosch Internationale Beteiligungen AG.