Last Revised: 20 Mar 2014
Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since 29th April, 2008.
Born in Milan in 1947.
He graduated in Economics and Business Administration at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan in 1972 and in 1979 he got a Master in Economics at the University of Essex; he was “Visiting scholar” at Southampton University in 1983 and at Stanford University for many years. In 1996 he was “Fellow” of Churchill College at Cambridge University.
He is Full Professor of Political Economics at the Faculty of Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.
He has been Professor of Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Professor of Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, Professor of Politica Economica (Political Economics) at the University of Sassari and Master of the Istituto di Politica Economica (Institute of Political Economics) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and, since 2002 up to 2010, “Pro-Rettore” at the same university with deputy functions.
He is Editor of the “Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali” (International Review of Social Sciences) published by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and cooperates with several newspapers (Il Sole 24 Ore, Corriere della Sera, Eco di Bergamo, Avvenire and Famiglia Cristiana).
He was secretary and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Osservatorio Giordano dell’Amore” for the relations between Economy and Law (1989), he is member of the Board of Directors of the Centro Nazionale di Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale (since 1999). He is member of the management board of Alta Scuola di Impresa of the Università Cattolica of Milan and of the Regional Observatory on Social Exclusion.
He was member of the Scientific Committee of “Istituto Superiore Universitario per la formazione interdisciplinare” (ISUFI) at the University of Lecce, member of the “Nucleo di Valutazione di Ateneo Università Cattolica del S. Cuore of Milan” (2000-2002) and member of “Commissione di Garanzia” (Supervisory Committee) (D.M. n. 811/98) for the evaluation of the research program with national interest regarding the financial year 1999) and then in 2009 (D.M. 1407/Ric/2008) per the research projects PRIN 2008. Furthermore, he was member of the Scientific Committee and responsible for the financial area of the “Istituto per L’Ambiente” (Institute for the Environment) (1991-1994) and of the Board of Directors of “Istituto Regionale di Ricerca” (Regional Institute of Research) (1996-1999) and co-ordinator of the Scientific commitee of IrerR (1999-2009).
Indipendent member of Allianz Bank Financial Advisors.
He is qualified as independent director according to the provisions of Corporate Governance Code (Borsa Italiana).