57 year-old, he was born, grew up and studied in Trieste up to the University graduaion in ENGINEERING with top score. After some stages in Italy and USA, he got MBA in SDA-Bocconi University in Milan in December 1988 with scholarship of Montedison. In January 1989 he started working as financial analyst on stock exchange in Sviluppo Finanziaria (now ING Bank). After a year in the English bank Wallace,Smith (merged into Lazard Italia) and as advisor of Saffa-Sarriò PAPER GROUP, he again worked as financial analyst on stock exchange in Credito Italiano (now Unicredit, Headquarter in Milan) and since October 1994 in IMI Sigeco UK (now Banca IMI, Banca Intesa Group) in London. To the analysis he added portfolio strategy, advisory to Fund Managers and sale to foreign clients.
In 1996 the Milan Headquarter asked him to leave the Securities Dept. of IMI Sigeco UK to join the Corporate Finance Dept. of IMI Sigeco Milan, in order to deal with M&A, IPOs, Private Equity Funds, performance analysis, business planning, management due diligence, etc., with a focus on telecoms and high-tech (i.e. sale of Moplefan-Montell, of satellite TLC Iridium-Stet, merger Telecom Italia-Stet, valuation of Montedison group and break-up scenarios.
In 1997 he enlarged his responsabilities towards client relations (both industrial and financial), origination and execution: i.e. ENI (IPO), Telecom Italia-TIM (spin-off), Montedison-Montell (spin-off to Private Equity), Esaote-Bracco (IPO from Private Equity), AEM-TO (valuation of ENEL network in Turin), INA-UNIM merger into PirelliRE (spin-off from PE and IPO), Forte-AGIP hotel chain (sold to PE), Moto Guzzi (trade sale), SABAF (IPO), Permasteelisa (IPO), A.S.Roma (IPO).
In April 2000 he joint INTERBANCA (Banca Antonveneta Group, now MPS) as Head of Equity Capital Market which he built and led, managing IPOs (6), Public Tenders (5) and Capital Increases on Stock Exchange (6): i.e. Data Service, ACEGAS, Astaldi, Fiera Milano, Panaria, Eurotech, SNIA, Bca Antonveneta, Gildemeister, Sirti, Intek, Immsi, Sorin. Head of the advisory team of APS PD merging with ACEGAS. He originated and collaborated in interdisciplinary deals, both in debt and equity.
In 2007 he was appointed as Chief Investment Officer in FRIULIA, financial authority of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. He led a 14 units team with which he managed 180 m€ portfolio and accomplished 70 investments/divestments in four years.
In 2012 he joint Fondo Strategico Italiano, private equity arm of Cassa Depositi Prestiti Group, which was established to invest 4 bn€ in the major Italian companies to create national champions capable to compete worldwide (Kedrion, Metroweb, AnsaldoEnergia, SIA,Valvitalia, Gruppo Trevi, Inalca, RoccoForteHotel). He started as Chief Operating Officer and, after accomplishing the initial start-up phase, he worked as Portfolio and Risk Manager.
In 2015 he joint PASTA ZARA, the 2nd pasta maker in Italy and the 1st in export, as Executive Officer in Organization, Strategy and Finance.
Temporary professor of Corporate Banking in the Management Dept. of Ca Foscari University in Venice, advisor in degree thesis and speaker in seminars & conferences in FVG, MIB-EMBA, MBA-LUIC, University of Udine, Padova, Novara and Milan, Stock Exchange, Confindustria and CCIAA Udine and Treviso.
He belonged to National Sailing Team in Laser (a World and European championships, two Europa Cups) running the risk to win a National Title. In offshore sailing, he won Giraglia Rolex Cup and Pirelli Trophy, 2nd at Sailing Tour of Italy, skippered the SDA-Bocconi yacht in Alumni Business Cup (3rd and 4th in 4 years) and won twice with IMD team. He scored 15th out of 156 yachts in ARC 97, 2,800 miles regatta crossing the Atlantic Ocean (Canary Islands-Antilles), with Horca Myseria team as helmsman. For Horca Myseria he acted as teacher and semi-professional skipper in Mediterranean cruises for 10 years.