He graduated in Economics from the University of Pavia.
He is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Milan Bar and a Registered Auditor.
He has gained in-depth experience in transactions involving the acquisition of companies and/or business units by Italian groups, as well as in transactions involving the listing of Italian companies on the Milan Stock Exchange. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A., Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A, Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Ethica Corporate Finance S.p.A. and Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Fininvest S.p.A.
He has been a Partner of Reconta Ernst & Young S.p.A. since 1981 and Chairman of Reconta Ernst & Young and Country Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Italia from 2005 until June 2010, when he terminated his mandate and left the network for statutory reasons. He has been responsible in-charge for the audit of leading Italian companies, mainly listed on the stock exchange, such as Italgas, Edison, Gemina, AEM Milano, Campari, RCS Editori, SNIA, Mondadori, Pirelli. He is the author of important fairness opinions issued in accordance with the law.