Born in Rome in 1960, he graduated in Law at La Sapienza University in Rome.
His professional career began in 1983 at Consob, where he held various positions, including as Head of the Regulation Office. Since 1989 he has been working as an academic, holding courses and seminars at major Italian universities, such as Luiss in Roma and Bocconi in Milano. He published several papers on corporate law and securities market.
During his professional career, he held the office of Deputy General Director of Assonime, where he was in charge of corporate law and securities market, Secretary of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of Telecom Italia S.p.A. and General Counsel and General & Institutional Affairs Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A.
He is now Governance Senior Advisor of Pirelli & C. S.p.A.
He is Chairman of the Company Law Working Group of Business Europe – the Confederation of European Business, former UNICE (Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederation of Europe), member of the Board of Directors of Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO), Armònia Holding and Armònia Sgr.