Born in Genoa on October 2nd 1953, Italian citizen, resident in Genoa.
1976 – 1978 London Graduate School of Business Studies (London Business School).
Thesis: The management of exchange rates in savings banks
1972 – 1974 New York Institute of Finance
1964 – 1972 Istituto Antonio Piccardo – Genoa – Secondary and High Schools
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
1973 – 1975 Smith Barney Harris Upham New York, Investment Bank
1979 – 1984 Financial Manager of the Eledra Group (electronic components )
1985 – 1988 Deputy Manager, Caboto S.p.A: Società FInanziaria e Mercantile (equity department)
1988 – 1990 Director of Compagnia Finanziaria Ligure Piemontese Merchant Bank, Gruppo Banca Popolare di Novara (equity & capital market)
1990 – 1991 Director of Banca d'America e d'Italia - Deutsche Bank Group (equity & capital market)
1992 - April 1998 CEO of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Gruppo (Italy) Deutsche Bank A.G.:
Board Member of DB Fondi (asset management);
Board Member of DB Vita (life insurance)
April 1998 - February 2003 CEO Credit Suisse (Italy) S.p.A. (private banking)
2000 - 2004 Board Member of G. Raimondi & Co. Sim S.p.A. (stock broker Milan S.E.)
April 2003 - today Gruppo ERG (energy company, non executive):
Member Internal Audit Committee;
Chairman Nominations and Remuneration Committee;
Chairman "Organismo di Vigilanza".