Maturità Classica, Liceo Berchet, Milan, 1967. Laurea, University Bocconi, Milan, 1972. Master of Science, London School of Economics, 1976.
Assistant professor University Bocconi, Milan, 1976-1985, associate professor, since 1985. General director Leningrad (Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics) International Management Institute, since 1989. Consultant Ministry of Industry, Rome, 1978-1982.
Economic expert Office of Prime Minister, Rome, since 1990, member European Commissioner Internal Market, Brussels, 1995-1999, deputy head European commissioner Competition, Brussels, 1990-2004.
Married Lydia Bombieri, May 05, 1990.