Born in Turin in 1961, he gained a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin.
He later gained an MBA from the Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (SAA -Università degli Studi di Torino). From 2014 to 2016 he was CEO of Grandi Stazioni, where he finalised the privatisation. Previously (2011 – 2014) he was firstly General Manager and then CEO of Acea S.p.A. one of the leading Italian multi-utility companies, listed on the Milan stock exchange.
From 2002 to 2011 he was part of the Edison Group, first as Director of Strategy and Innovation and later (2003 – 2011) as General Manager and then CEO of Edipower.
He began his career at Fiat Avio S.p.A. in 1988 where he held various positions of responsibility for 13 years. In 1997 he began to get involved in the energy sector developing new initiatives in Italy, India and Brazil and later combined all the electricity generation activities for the Fiat Group at Fiat Energia (where he was CEO until 2002), the vehicle through which the Fiat Group acquired control of Montedison in July 2001.
Between 1992 and 1993 he was Director of the MBA course at the School of Business Management of the University of Turin, teaching “The economic-financial evaluation of industrial investments” until 2002, and he was the co-author of important publications in the industry. Since 2018 he has been Professor of the Re-engineering Operational Processes (Master in Digital Ecosystem) and Energy Management (Master in Energy Industry) courses at the Luiss Business School.
He has been CEO and General Manager at Italgas since august 2016.