He was born in Guardiagrele (Chieti) in 1948, after the graduation with honors in Law at the University of Siena in 1971, he obtained a master degree in hydrocarbon business at the High School of Hydrocarbon "Enrico Mattei". He began his professional activity at Eni in 1973, where he held various management offices, up to the role of Director of Planning and Control of Saipem. Then he held the office of the holding's deputy Head of Strategic control and Up-stream development and Gas (in 1996) and, subsequently (in 1998), the office of deputy head of Planning and Industrial Control. Subsequently he held the office of deputy Chairman of Snamprogetti (from 2001 until 2002) and has been chief executive officer for AgipPetroli's business (2002). From the beginning of 2003, after the incorporation of the aforementioned company in the holding, he was deputy general manager of the marketing area at the Refining & Marketing Division. From 2004 until 2007 he was general manager of Eni with responsible for the Refining & Marketing Division. Until September 2007, he was director of Galp (a Portuguese oil company), deputy Chairman of Unione Petrolifera (association of the oil companies operating in Italy), director of Eni Foundation and Chairman of Eni Trading & Shipping. From 2007 until 2009 he held the office of chief executive officer and general manager of Syndial, Eni's company operating in chemicals and environmental intervention fields. In 2009 he left Eni in order to carry out consultancy in oil industry matters; then he was appointed as distinguished associate of Energy Market Consultants (consultancy firm in oil industry matters with registered office in London) in 2010. He has been a member of Enel Board of Directors since May 2011.
Last updating as of: May 22, 2014