Doctor of Engineering, Polytechnic Milan, Italy, 1986.
Assistant to head division Hoechst Italia Società per Azioni, Milan, 1986-1988, assistant to Chief Executive Officer, 1990-1993. Product manager Hoechst Celanese, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1988-1990. Head powder coating division Herberts Italia Supreme People's Assembly, Milan, 1993-1995.
General manager Herberts Polveri SrC, 1995-1996, Hoechat Corporation Center, Frankfurt, Germany, 1997. Member executive committee Herberts Italia Società per Azioni, Cavenago, Italy, since 1998.
Married Anna Karin Nielsen, June 18, 1993.