CEO and General Manager of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. since 31 July 2018.
After having worked at the Fiat Auto S.p.A. group for around ten years in positions in the marketing/sales area, he started at the Ferrovie dello Stato group in 1998 as the head of Marketing and Yield Management for night-time products. He then took on positions of growing importance, including that of Marketing Director, managing both the industrial and sales side, as well as large events and shows, including as a member of the national task force of the management and welcome committee for the Great Jubilee in 2000, and as the point of contact for the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group for EXPO 2015 and for the 2016 Jubilee. From 2009 to 2017 he held the role of Director of the Domestic and International, and High Speed, Passenger Division at Trenitalia, helping to position Italy's high-speed system as one of the main players in the European train market. Under him, passenger traffic both grew and became more efficient, especially in the high-speed area, and he began an important and extraordinary turnaround in the company, in which important profits were made, which were consolidated in every year he was in charge.
Over this period he took on various positions, both internal and external to the group; he is a member of the board at Artesia S.p.A. for Italy-France rail links, and from June 2011 to May 2017 he was president of the transport section of Unindustria Lazio and was appointed Member of the Presidential Council of Confindustria Nazionale and a member of the General Council of Assolombarda.
In 2016, after many years’ experience in tourism, he was appointed President of Federturismo, the federation of the Confindustria business association that brings together companies from the sector at both an Italian and an international level. The post has institutional, governance and representative responsibilities.
In 2017 he became CEO of FS Sistemi Urbani, the company which seeks to get most value out of the Ferrovie dello Stato group's property holdings, including through large urban regeneration projects in the most important Italian cities.
In the teaching and training area he has worked as a company representative and spokesperson with the Bocconi University in Milan, and the Luiss University in Rome on the Masters courses in Tourism Economics, with Perugia/Assisi universities as part of the degree course in Tourism Economics, Group and Concentration Economics and Business Cooperation. He has also worked with the Tourism area of the Economics Faculty at La Sapienza University in Rome, and with Rome's Luiss University on the Masters in Eco-Mobility Management. He is a member of the Strategy Committee at the European University of Rome.
Active in the third sector, he is a member of the governing council of the Incontradonna national breast cancer charity and the governing council of the Aspro charity association that supports patients undergoing cancer radio-therapy treatment at Rome's San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital. In 2011 he was a member of the Honorary Committee of the Rome Paralympic World Games.
He holds a degree in Political Science and in Economics and International Management, and has received numerous awards during his career, both in Italy and abroad. These include the WTM Global Award – presented in 2009 in London by then-mayor Boris Johnson – for business development strategies for the high-speed rail system in Italy, and in 2010 the title of Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic).