He graduated in Economics and Banking Sciences cum laude from the University of Siena, and later obtained a master’s degree in ‘Management Control’ from SDA BOCCONI in Milan. He is a chartered accountant and auditor.
In the early part of his career he held top management positions in the finance area of the ENI Group, with responsibility for Management Control, Administration, Taxation, yearly and consolidated Financial Statements, and Treasury.
In the same period, he was a member of the Board of Directors of several Italian companies active in the Exploration & Production, Gas & Power and renewables sectors.
In 2000, he became CFO at SNAM, with specific tasks of managing the impact of the liberalisation process of the gas market in Italy.
In particular, following the ‘unbundling’ of the gas transmission network, he participated as team leader in the listing process of the company Snam Rete Gas on the Milan Stock Exchange, where he became CFO (2001- 2007).
He was subsequently appointed CFO of Italgas S.p.A. During those years, he was also a member of the Board of Directors of GNL Italia (regasification), Napoletana Gas and other minor companies. From 2008 onwards, he has gained international experience: until 2012, he was CFO and Executive Director of GALP, a company listed on the Portuguese stock market, with registered office in Lisbon, and operating in more than 20 countries in the hydrocarbon sector.
At the beginning of the second half of 2012, he became CFO of South Stream (2012-2014) based in Amsterdam; subsequently, he was Chief Executive Officer of ENI INTERNATIONAL BV (2015-2016) also based in Amsterdam and at the end of 2016 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ENI UK LTD (2016-2017) based in London.