(born 1 October 1947)
Chairman of the Cattolica Assicurazioni Group.
A graduate in Economics and Commerce from the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, he specialised in Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford University.
Currently Chairman of the Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation of Venice and a member of the Board of Directors of Webuild S.p.A., Credito Fondiario S.p.A. and Genextra S.p.A., he is also a member of the Council for Relations between Italy and the United States (Consiusa) and a member of the Assonime Council.
Deputy General Manager of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro from 1989 to 1990, he was then appointed CEO, a role he held until 2003.
During his career he has held various positions in the finance area of FIAT S.p.A., including Finance Director Fiat Auto and Finance Director of the FIAT Group.
He has been Chairman of the La Biennale Venice Foundation, of Permasteelisa S.p.A. and of the Eurovita Holding S.p.A. insurance group.
He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Banco BPM S.p.A. and various companies including Fiera Milano S.p.A., Snam Rete Gas S.p.A. and Elica S.p.A. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice and has been a Senior Advisor to the private equity fund TPG Capital and to Nomura.