Born in Milan on July 2, 1966, he graduated with high honors in Economics in 1989 at Bocconi University, Milan, specializing in Monetary and Financial Economics. He is an economist, formerly a senior executive with the International Monetary Fund, combining 30 years of analysis and policy-making in the public and private sectors and academia.
Since April 2019, he is a member of the Board of Directors of FINCANTIERI S.p.A. and a member of the Nominations Committee and the Sustainability Committee.
He is a Washington-based international consultant and independent advisor including to UN Agencies and International Financial Institutions.
He is a member of the European Economic Association and the American Economic Association.
Since 2016 he is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of International Studies of Rome.
Since 1995 he is a Certified Public Auditor in good standing with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Since 1993 he is a Certified Public Accountant in good standing with the professional association of Certified Public Accountants of Milan.
Since 2016, founder and chief economist of a consulting practice based in Washington, DC, providing independent advice on - and evaluations of - macroeconomic policies and programs/interventions supporting sustainable development, international financial relations, economic and financial matters, official statistics.
From 1994 to 2016, he was with the Staff of the International Monetary Fund where he has held progressively senior posts and executive positions, from Economist to Division Chief, in several Departments. He has been extensively engaged in the IMF's core operations - surveillance, lending programs, and capacity development - and has covered a wide spectrum of countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Western Hemisphere and the Asia and Pacific region. He has represented the IMF in G-20 expert groupings and high-level international governance bodies, including the International Regulatory Oversight Committee for the Global Legal Entity Identifier and the Financial Stability Board Secretariat in Basel, Switzerland, where he dealt with wide-ranging and complex international financial architecture and stability initiatives, such as the monitoring and supervision of global systemically important financial institutions, the revision of OECD's corporate governance principles, and the regulation of offshore financial centers. He also has held crucial IMF institutional responsibilities, including strategic planning, budgeting, risk and corporate performance management. Among his responsibilities, he managed the Financial Institutions Division and the Strategy, Standards and Review Division.
Prior to joining the IMF, from 1991 to 1994, he was an investment banker with Mediobanca S.p.A. in Milan where he was engaged in strategic consulting, mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings and equity issuance, and served as statutory auditor for companies in the Mediobanca Banking Group.
He was previously (1989-1991) a Lecturer in Public Economics at the Department of Economics of Bocconi University in Milan and Research Fellow at Bocconi's Center of Research on Public Sector Economics.