He was born in Albisola Superiore (Savona) in 1949, he is graduated in economics at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome and in law at the University of Macerata, he became lawyer and he earned the master's degree of science in economics at the London School of Economics. After a period as a researcher at the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome (1974-1978), he started his career as chief of the analysis of the monetary markets at the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (from 1978 to 1979), he has been also economist at the division of the international markets of capitals of the International Monetary Fund (from 1980 to 1985). Chief of the economics studies of IRI (from 1985 to 1990, in which he also studied the items related to the privatizations of the companies controlled by IRI and he studied the liberalization of the markets), he has been also advisor of the Minister of Industry for the industrial policies of competition (from 1986 to 1990, minding the first Italian antitrust law); in this period he has been member of the board of directors of Italcable (STET Group, from 1986 to 1990) and chairman of Seleco (from 1988 to 1990). From 1987 to 1991 he was a professor of economy of public enterprises at the "Catholic" University in Milan. First secretary of the Antitrust Authority (from 1990 to 2000), he has represented also the abovementioned Authority at the meetings of the general managers of the competition of the European Union members. From 2001 to 2014 he has been partner at the Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners Law Firm, in which he has founded the antitrust and regulation department, and in which is of counsel from January 2015. He is currently chairman of the board of directors of Bancapulia (from September 2016) and has been member of the board of directors of the parent company Veneto Banca (from August 2016 until June 2017). Member of the Board of Directors of Enel from May 2014.
Last updating as of: December 19, 2017