He was born in Venice on 1 August 1961 and has been Executive Vice President of Energy Solutions since 1 November 2015.
He joined Eni in 1986 and spent the first years of his professional life in the Reservoir Department in the reservoir modelling group. Between 1992 and 1996 he worked in different operational positions in Italy and abroad in the reservoir sector. From 1996 to 2003 he worked as project manager with IFP (Institut Français du Petrol, France), in Venezuela and in the Persian Gulf. In this period, he also taught at IFP School and published several technical papers, including a book on Integrated Reservoir Studies.
He came back to Eni in 2003, initially as head of the reservoir department and in 2004 as head of the reservoir modelling department. From 2005 to 2010, he was in Libya, initially as Operation and Asset Manager with Eni North Africa and then as Member of the Management Committee in the operating company Eni Oil, later Mellitah Oil & Gas. From 2010 to 2013 he was Managing Director of Eni Congo. In 2013 he was appointed Senior Vice President for Non-Operated Business Performance and Stranded Resources Valorisation.
He graduated with honours in geology in 1985 from the University of Padua.