He was born in Milan on 28 September 1946
He holds a degree in Economics and Business, obtained in 1970, from Università Statale of Pavia. He qualified as a certified accountant in 1977 and has been an authorised statutory auditor since 1995. From 1970 to 1977, he worked as an auditor for KPMG. From 1977 to 1981, he worked as an auditor for FIDIMI, a company that merged in 1982 with Reconta Touche Ross, now known as Ernst & Young S.p.A., where he held the position of auditor partner from 1982 until 2010, providing audit services to major listed and unlisted groups, such as Italgas, Edison, Gemina, Aem Milano, Campari, RCS Editori, SNIA, Mondadori and Pirelli. In this position, he was the author of important fairness opinions issued in accordance with the law and gained extensive experience in acquisitions of companies and/or businesses by Italian groups, as well as in the listing of Italian companies on the Milan Stock Exchange. From 2005 until 2010, he was Chairman of Ernst & Young S.p.A., as well as Country Managing Partner of the Ernst & Young Italian network and Ernst & Young Mediterranean Sub Area Managing Partner (Italy, Spain and Portugal). In July 2010, he was one of the founders of Studio Legale Tributario Societario, a corporate and tax law firm. Since January 2015, he has been a partner of Leo Associati (formerly Leo Libroia e Associati) corporate and tax law firm, where he now acts as counsel. Currently, among the most significant offices he holds are Chair of the Board of Statutory Auditors at Fininvest Finanziaria d’Investimento S.p.A. and Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A.
He has been a member of Prysmian's Board of Statutory Auditors since 16 April 2013. With regard to his current appointment, he was elected on 5 June 2019 from the slate submitted jointly by a group of shareholders comprising asset management companies and institutional investors, which received the second highest number of votes at the Shareholders' Meeting.