Born in Cuneo, he holds a degree in Economics from the University of Turin and a degree in Law from the University of Milan. He is a chartered accountant with expertise in mergers and acquisitions and in tax and corporate matters. He holds and has held numerous positions in medium and large-sized companies, listed and unlisted, in the industrial, luxury, banking and financial sectors. He is a connoisseur and collector of contemporary art, and has been a Director of VIF since 2012.