CGE, University London, 1977. Doctor in Biology with honours, University Pavia, Italy, 1981. Master of Business Administration, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 1986.
Research associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 1981-1982; sales manager, Leitz-Wild Italiana, Milan, 1983-1985; product manager, Imperial Chemical Industries, Milan, 1986-1987; project leader, regional manager, Siar-Bossard, Milan, 1987-1991; assistant to the president, Gruppo Acqua, Milan, 1981-1993; associate consultant, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Milan, since 1993.
Married Anna Tosolini. 1 child, Gabrille.