Born in 1956 in Cosenza, he graduated in law at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome in 1980 and then achieved a specialization in labor law, practicing his activity in a law firm. From 1981 to 1990 he was City Councilman at the Municipality of Rome, taking on the office as Counsellor for the Educational Politics; later, he held the office of Counsellor for General Affairs appointed to the Institutional and International Relations of Rome. From 1990 to 2004 he was Region Councilman at the Lazio Region, where he assumed the office as Counsellor for Transport. Furthermore, from 2008 to 2012 he held the office as Counsellor for Heritage and Special Projects at the Municipality of Rome. From 2004 to 2014 he was Member of the European Parliament, where he was a member of the Justice Commission, Legal Commission and Constitutional Affairs Commission. During the same period he also took part in the Delegations for European relationships with the United States of America and the Arabic Peninsula and Central America, as well as he took part in the Delegation at Parliamentary Committee on relationships between EU-Mexico. Member of the Board of Directors of Enel since May 2015.