Last Revised: 21 Mar 2014
Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since 21st April, 2011
Born in Milan in 1958.
In 1982 he graduated in International Finance at the University “Luigi Bocconi” in Milan.
From 1982 up to 1986 he is in Citibank N.V. (Milan), as Relationship Banker. In October 1986 he entered in Montedison S.pA. as International Finance Director, holding this office up to June 1992, when he joins Europeand Vinyls Corporation S.A. as Group Finance, Budget and Reporting Manager.
In March 1993 he becomes Abroad Finance Director of Olivetti S.p.A., up to September 1995.
Then he joined Vodafone Omnitel N.V., as General Manager Finance and Control of Vodafone Italia (from the start-up of Omnitel) and Chief Financial Officer for South Europe, Middle East and Africa of the Vodafone Group. In July 2004 he became Managing Director of Vodafone Omnitel N.V., up to April 2008 when he became Chairman of the Board of Directors. In the same company he is also Chairman of the Compensation Committee and of the Supervisory Body according to the legislative Decree 231/2001.
Furthermore, he is member of the Board of Directors of Impregilo S.p.A.; furthermore, he is member of the Executive Committee of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Chairman of the Bocconi Alumni Association and Member of the Board of Fondazione Civita and of Assonime.
He is member of the Council of Confindustria, Unindustria and Vice President of Assolombarda; he is also a member of the Executive Board of Asstel (of which he has been Chairman from 2004 up to 2009).
He is qualified as independent director according to the provisions of Corporate Governance Code (Borsa Italiana).