Born in Naples, 23 August 1957.
1980 Master in Computer Science – Magna cum Laude - Politecnico di Milano
1985 Master in Business Administration (MBA) - INSEAD Fontainebleau France
Italian mother tongue, fluent in English and French.
International experience as CEO of listed and private multinational companies operating in high technology, financial services and telecom sectors. Member of the Board of Directors of multinational companies in US, UK, France and Italy.
2014 - 2017 Poste Italiane – Rome – CEO and Managing director. Led privatization through largest European IPO of 2015 and largest in Italy in last 10 years.
2011 - 2013 AVIO SpA – Turin (Jet engine and space technology Group)
2006 - 2011 Lehman Brothers – London – Vice Chairman Investment Banking Europe. Chairman of the European Advisory Board.
Nomura – London – Vice Chairman Investment Banking Europe (Nomura acquired Lehman in 2008)
2003 - 2006 Cable & Wireless plc - London
2000 - 2003 Netscalibur – Milan, London
Founder and CEO
1997 - 2000 Merloni Eldo Spa (then Indesit Company) - Fabriano (AN)
1993 - 1996 Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy) - Milan CEO
Olivetti - Ivrea CEO
1991 – 1992 Olivetti – Ivrea
Executive Assistant to Chairman and CEO
1986 – 1991 McKinsey & Co - London
Strategy consulting to Telecom, Media and High Tech corporations operating in the UK, USA, Continental Europe
1984 Sarin – Rome (part of Telecom Italia - STET)
Business Planning - online directory services
1982 – 1983 Olivetti SpA – Milan
Product Manager for Data Networks and Telecom Systems
Non executive roles
2018 Politecnico di Milano – Professor - Managing Technology Disruption
Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards
From 2018 BNL SpA Gruppo BNP Paribas - Non executive director
From 2012 Politecnico di Milano – Member of the Advisory Board
From 2016 Confindustria – Member of the Advisory Board
2014 – 2016 Alcatel Lucent – Paris – Non executive Director - Member of the Technology Committee
2009 – 2013 Invensys plc London – Non executive Director - Member of the Compensation and Audit Committees.
2009 – 2011 Gruppo Sole 24 Ore Milan – Non executive Director
2006 – 2008 Università Bocconi - Milan – Member of the International Advisory Board
2000 – 2003 Motorola - Chicago, Illinois USA – Non executive Director
1997 – 2000 Equant - Amsterdam Paris – Non executive Director
Advisor to Governments
From 2017 Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister for Industrial Policies
2013 – 2014 Agenda Digitale Italia – Government Commissioner for the definition and implementation of digitalization programme of Public Administration
2008 – 2009 Member of Digital Britain Steering Board – Digital Britain is a strategic initiative aimed at defining a long term vision for UK business and society in the Digital Age
2008 Next Generation Broadband UK – Chairman of an Independent review for the UK Government
2008 Advisor to the Italian Government for the definition of a National Broadband Plan