Bachelor of Laws, University Rome. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University Business School.
Assistant lecturer science of economics Rome University, 1969-1970. From head finance analysis department to international finance department Banco di Roma, 1971-1974. From finance director to assistant to finance group director Saint Gobain, Italy, 1974-1977, finance group director Paris.
Head foreign finance department Fiat Società per Azioni, 1977-1983, finance director, 1983-1986. Managing director IFIL Società per Azioni, 1986—1993. Managing director, general manager IFI Società per Azioni, since 1993.
Chief Executive Officer Fiat Società per Azioni, 2002. President Mediobanca, since 2003. Vice president Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., since 2003.
President European Institute Oncology. Member board directors IFI S.p.A., Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Accor S.A., Banca Esperia S.p.A., Banca Congressional Research Service S.p.A., Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese S.p.A.
Married Evelina Christillin, December 8, 1979. 1 child, Virginia.