He was born in Firenze in 1946, after the graduation in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1969, he started his professional career in the pharmacology industry in 1971. In 1973, he joined the Italian branch office of the chemical-pharmaceutical multinational Boehringer Ingelheim, holding different management positions both in Italy and abroad, and became Italy's country manager from 1992 until 1999. In the Boehringer Ingelheim group, he held the office of managing director of Pharma Marketing and Sales (which operates worldwide) from 2000 until 2008, where he also held the office of Chairman (and CEO) of its executive committee starting from 2004. In 2009 he left the Boehringer Ingelheim group to carry out professional advice on pharmaceutical matters. Officer of the Republic of Italy, he held offices in Italian and foreign sector associations of chemical and pharmaceutical industry; in this regard, he was chairman of AESGP and ANIFA (respectively, European and Italian Association of pharmaceutical industries of counter products), member of the board of directors of Federchimica and of the Board of Farmindustria, as well as in the G10 at the European Commission in Brussels. He is member of Enel's Board of Directors since May 2011, and currently also the chairman of the supervisory board of Biotest A.G., as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish company Esteve S.A.
Last updating as of: April 1, 2016