Baccalaureate, Liceo Galvani, Bologna, 1970.
Member industrial relations staff Marposs, Bentivoglio, Italy, 1974-1978, information system manager, 1979-1983, general manager, 1984-1987, chief executive officer, 1988-1990, president, since 1991. Member advisory council Bologna Center of Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Johns Jopkins University, 1996. Board directors Banca d'Italia, Bologna, Italy, member governing board, Rome, since 2001.
Member Industrial Association (vice president 1994-1997), Caer (board directors 1995-1997), Society Editrice Il Mulino (board directors 1991, executive committee 1998), Friends of Johns Hopkins University Association (president since 2002).
Married Benedetta Vittori Venenti, June 4, 1983. Children: Francesco, Federico.