After graduating from law school, he earned a master's degree in economics and finance in London. A lawyer, he began his career in 1974, consulting in currency law for leading Italian and foreign banks and pleading before the Currency Commission of the Treasury Ministry.
At the same time, he was also concerned with the incorporation of companies and with loans from abroad, contributing to the conclusion of several transactions in favor of industries, insurance groups, and state-owned companies. Starting in 1984 he began extending his sphere of activity to the telecommunications industry, where he has been involved with entrepreneurial as well as financial and technical aspects.
Formerly a consultant of STET, Techint, Snam Progetti, Aquater, Comerint, and the American company DSC Communications (on behalf of which he participated in trial studies in Italy for the ISDN, MDS, Airspan, and Video-on-demand systems), he has also been vice president of two committees of the Italian Soccer Federation.
From October 1998 to March 2005, he was a commissioner of the Italian Communications Authority, where he was a member of the Board and of the Infrastructure and Networks Committee.
At the Authority he was concerned with, among other things, the development, competition, and interconnection of communication networks, resolving disputes between telecommunications companies and their users.
In June 2005, he became the chairman of the board of directors of Centostazioni (Italian National Railways group). In november 2007, he was appointed as member of the Federal Court at the Italian Football Federation and from october 2009 until october 2010 he was director of Livingston. He has been a Director of Enel since May 2005.
Last updating as of: February, 2nd, 2011