Last Revised: 13 May 2013
Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since 19th February, 2004.
Born in Mandello del Lario (LC) in 1944.
He teached in several Italian universities (Trento, Milano - Università Statale, Sassari) and abroad (Erasmus of Rotterdam, HEC Parigi, Wirtschaft Universität Vienna).
From November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2004 he was Rector at Università Commerciale (Transition Economies) “Luigi Bocconi” of Milan, and now is professor emeritus of European Economic Policy at the same University, where, from 1990 to 1994, he covered also the position of Adjunct Rector for didactics, post laurea formation and international relations.
He is master of the “Centre for research on Latin American Studies and Transition Economies” (Istituto di Studi Latino-Americani e dei Paesi in Transizione-ISLA) and he has been the director of the specializing course Tourism Economy Master. From 1995 to 2002 and from 2004 to 2007 he held the chair of European Studies “Jean Monnet”.
He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo of Milano, Mediaset S.p.A., Italcementi S.p.A. and Mediolanum S.p.A. (where he is Chairman of the Board of Directors).
Furthermore he is member of the Board of Directors of foundations and institutions with scientific and cultural orientation. He is Deputy Chairman of ISPI and Chairman of the Italian Group of the Trilateral Commission. He is member of the Ethical Commission of Research and Bioethics of CNR.
He was a Senator of the Repubblic in the XII Legislation and member of the European Parliament in the IV Legislation. He has been member of the Economic, Monetary and Industrial Politics Commission, of which he has been also Deputy Chairman.
For the European Commission, he is European Coordinator for the TEN-T priority project (high speed France - Spain - Portugal).
He is qualified as independent director according to the provisions of Corporate Governance Code (Borsa Italiana).