Born in Genoa, Italy in 1959.
Married with two daughters, he graduated from the University of Genoa in Electronic Engineering in 1983.
In September 2016 he is appointed General Manager of FINCANTIERI S.p.A.
Since February 2016 he has been the Deputy General Manager of FINCANTIERI S.p.A., while since January 2004 he has served as Senior Executive Vice President of the Naval Vessels Business Unit.
He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Marinette Marine Corporation, LLC as Inside Director.
His first place of employment was in London, where in 1985 he worked for a year at the Hirst Research Centre of the GEC Group, performing research in integrated circuit technology.
In 1986 he then worked for Marconi S.p.A. as a telecommunications systems designer, where he continued on his career path by taking on the role of Access Systems Research and Development Manager in 1994.
For the following two years, after Marconi S.p.A. acquired GEC-Marconi Communications, he became
Access Systems Research and Development Manager for Italy and the U.K., bringing the two groups
together and implementing the necessary synergies.
In 1996 he moved into the Sales & Marketing sector, with a position as Sales Manager for Western Europe and North America, then for Spain and Latin America, based in Buenos Aires.
In 1999 he opened the subsidiary Marconi Communications Argentina which managed regional business.
In 2000 he returned to Italy and took over as business manager for Italy and Spain, creating the subsidiary
Marconi Iberia, whose main task was to deal with orders, sales and P&L.
In 2001 he became Manager for the Access System Division product line for business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). His main responsibility was sales and profit margins of Access products, coordinating programs in development centers in Italy, Germany and the U.K.
In the same year he was nominated CEO of Marconi S.p.A.
In 2003 he became CEO of Telindus S.p.A., an Italian company belonging to the Belgium-based multinational Telindus, which operates in the design and manufacture of IT and telecommunications networks sector, with headquarters in Rome.