Born in Milan in 1976, he graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan. Subsequently he obtained a PhD in Corporate Finance at the University of Trieste, carrying out a research period as a visiting research fellow at the School of Finance and Economics of the University of Technology in Sydney. Since 2015 he is Director of the Master in Corporate Finance at SDA Bocconi School of Management. From 2014 to 2016 he co-directed the Executive Master in Corporate Finance & Banking at the same institution. He is also Professor of Financial Management & Corporate Banking at Bocconi University. In the academic field he is the author of numerous publications in international and domestic peer-reviewed journals and books on corporate finance and governance issues. He has carried out research projects commissioned by some of the most important economic associations and Italian institutions. In 2015 he coordinated the official research project on the economic impact of Expo 2015 in Milan. In 2007 he co-founded Madison Corporate Finance, a financial advisory company, with which he gained numerous international and domestic experience as an advisor in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and stock exchange listings with a particular focus on multilateral trading systems such as AIM and Euronext. He also serves as Vice President of Madison Capital, an investment club specializing in small and medium-sized and high-growth companies and is a member of the Advisory Board of Brightside Capital, an international multi-family office. He held positions as non-executive director in commercial and service companies and high tech start-ups. He is a member of the committee for the fairness of Q-Aid, an Italian independent certification body.