Last Revised: 21 Feb 2014
Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since 23rd April, 2007.
Born in Milan in 1940.
He graduated in Economics and Business Administration at the University “Luigi Bocconi” of Milan in 1964.
Within the Pirelli group he worked in Italy and abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom. After ten years he moved to “Metropolitana Milanese S.p.A. “(the Milan Subway company) to head the Planning Department. From 1980 to 1986 as General Manager and Managing Director he manages enterprises operating both in the manufacturing and the real estate field. From 1986 to 1993 he was Managing Director of Finanziaria Ernesto Breda S.p.A.. From 1993 to 2001 he was Chairman and Managing Director of Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A..
In April 1996 he was appointed Chairman of Società Ferrovie Nord Milano S.p.A. of which he was also Managing Director from December 1996 to January 1998. From December 1996 to January 1998 he was Chairman and Managing Director of Ferrovie Nord Milano Esercizio S.p.A.. From May 1998 through December 2000 he was Managing Director of Ansaldo Trasporti S.p.A. and Institor of the Transport Division of Finmeccanica S.p.A. From May 2004 to April 2007 he was member of the Board of Directors of Telecom Italia S.p.A.. From 2002 to 2006 he was member of the Board of Directors of Università Commerciale (Transition Economies) “Luigi Bocconi”. From January 2004 up to April 2007 he was Vice-Chairman of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.. From January 2001 up to December 2009 he was Chairman of Fondazione Fiera Milano.. From October 2009 up to December 2011 he was Chairman of Consorzio Città della Salute e della Ricerca. From May 2009 he is member of the Board of Directors of Meliorbanca S.p.A.; from April 2009 he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Popolare di Roma.
Since November 2005 he is Chairman of Terna S.p.A..
He is Chartered Accountant (D.M. 12th April, 1995).
He is “Cavaliere del Lavoro” of the Italian Republic; he is “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito” of the Italian Republic and “Gentiluomo” of Papa Francesco.
He is qualified as independent director according to the provisions of Corporate Governance Code (Borsa Italiana)