Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since 12th November, 2012.
He is born in Naples in 1959.
He graduated in Economics at the University of Rome in 1983 and obtained a Master degree in International Economics and Monetary Theory at Rochester University, N.Y., USA, in 1986.
He began his career in 1986 at McKinsey & Company. He was with McKinsey & Company until 1994. In 1992 he became a Partner and he was in charge with financial consulting for banks and insurance companies.
In 1995, he joined RAS as Head of Claims Division. In 1996, he became General Manager and in 1998 he was appointed Managing Director. In 2000, he became the company’s Chief Executive Officer and held this position until 2005, achieving major results and prizes; in 2004, he was appointed Insurance CEO of the year. In 2004, he joined Allianz AG Vorstand.
In 2005, he became CEO at EurizonVita in the Sanpaolo IMI Group and CEO of Eurizon Financial Group.
In 2007, he joined Zurich Financial Services as Deputy CEO of Global Life. In 2008, he became CEO and member of the executive committee. In 2010, he was appointed CEO of General Insurance in Zurich Insurance Group, and he held this position until 4th June 2012.
On 1st August 2012, he was appointed Group CEO of Assicurazioni Generali.
Currently, he is a member of the boards of directors of Assicurazioni Generali, Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, Indesit and Saras.