Born in Marcaria (Mantua), he studied economics in Milan where he now lives. He has been chairman of Alcantara, general director of Federchimica, Touring Club Italiano, and Confindustria Bergamo, and works as a consultant on company organisation issues. He is deputy chairman of Asm, the Italian association for the study of malformations, and Commander of Merit of the Italian Republic. He has been a Director of the VIF since 2003 and Deputy Chairman since 2016.