Last Revised: 27 Mar 2014
Deputy Chairman of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since 7th May, 2003.
Born in Milan in 1954.
He graduated in Ichthyology and Aquaculture in 1980 at the University of Washington in Seattle, U.S.A..
Since 1985 he held several positions within the Pirelli Group, including the one of member of the Board of Directors (from 1985 to 2003) and Deputy Chairman (from 1991 to 2003) of Pirelli S.p.A. as well as member of the Board of Directors of Société Internationale Pirelli S.A. (from 1987 to 1998). From 1986 to 2003 he was Socio Accomandatario (Managing Shareholder) of Pirelli & C. A.p.A. (Deputy Chairman of the Board of Managing Shareholders from 1999 to 2003).
From June 1992 to June 1999 and from October 2001 to August 2003 he was member of the Board of Directors of Olivetti S.p.A.. From September 2001 to December 2006 he was member of the Board of Directors of Olimpia S.p.A..
Currently he is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and within the Pirelli Group he also holds the position of Deputy Chairman of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. and member of the Board of Directors of Turk Pirelli Lastikleri A.S..
He is Managing Shareholder of FIN.AP. of Alberto Pirelli & C. S.a.p.a.; since 1998 he is member of the Board of Directors of Camfin S.p.A. and from 2013 of Nuove Partecipazioni S.p.A.. Until 2013 he was member of the Board of Directors of G.P.I. - Gruppo Partecipazioni Industriali S.p.A. (up to 2010 he was Deputy Chairman).
Since October 2000 he has been member of the Board of Directors of KME Group S.p.A.- (formerly SMI - Società Metallurgica Italiana) which, after the merger with Intek S.p.A., in November 2012 changed its corporate name into Intek Group S.p.A. From May 2002 to March 2007 (until the merger into Intek S.p.A.) he was a member of the Board of Directors of GIM - Generale Industrie Metallurgiche S.p.A..
He is member of the Board of Directors of the Italian-Egyptian Business Council, a bilateral organization set up in 2006 in order to develop economic and trade relations between Italy and Egypt and to facilitate, widen and strengthen existing collaboration between the two nations.
Furthermore he is member of the Board of Directors of Sodalitas.