External Communication Director 

Born in Bari on 9 May 1965.

Professional Experience 

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA
Since November 2018

Appointed Manager of Group Media, directly reporting to the CEO for everything involving media relations. Digital communications and copy produced by the FS Group.

Banca Popolare di Bari Group
February 2016 – October 2018

Head of Communications and External Relations with special focus on media relations, institutional relationships and group strategic communications. Directly reporting to the group president, and working closely with top management to follow the communications strategy taken by the group as it became a public company (SpA), which will put it under the aegis of the ECB, with coordination with the Bank of Italy.

During this time he laid out the communications strategy for the first domestic NPL sale in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economics and Finance, with the application of the GACS guarantee scheme.

Finmeccanica S.p.A.
January 2009 – December 2015
Rome

Group External Relations Department

Media advisor to the Group Director

From January 2009 to April 2010 he reported directly to the head of the Press Office and to the Communications Director, and held responsibility for liaising with the financial press and domestic and financial press agencies, handling the various bonds issued after the acquisition of DRS, as well as preparing and checking obligatory quarterly communications.

From May 2010 he was in charge of the Italian and financial media area, handling all crisis management communications, as well as the budget for advertising and services (press reviews, press agencies) and reported directly to the Communications Director, and subsequently to the Director of International Affairs and Media Relations (Marco Forlani and also Pierfrancesco Guarguaglini, who was then the President and CEO of Finmeccanica).

This responsibility included handling the coordination of all media relations offices of Finmeccanica subsidiaries, the budgets managed by them and the organisation, for media attendance and coverage, of various events and international shows.

From 2013 he was Media Advisor to the new Group External Relations Director, Marco Forlani, and worked with the top management at Finmeccanica.

Livolsi & Partners/ Bonaparte 48
April 2001 – December 2008
Milan-Rome-Bari

Manager for Bonaparte 48 and Livolsi & Partners of the Bari office. Director on behalf of Bonaparte 48 of the financial and institutional area, also managing advertising campaigns and obligatory advertising, as well as crisis management, including:

Alenia Aereonautica, Borsalino, Danzas, I.net, Datalogic, Isagro, Vicuron Pharm, Juventus F.C., Agricultural Department of the Region of Sicily, Regional Interport in Apulia, Libera Università Mediterranea LUM, Libera Università G.Marconi, Banca Popolare di Bari, Banca Ifis, Banca Imi, J.P. Morgan Chase, Banco di Sicilia in Capitalia, Catania Multiservizi, Cirio (bond crisis), Swedish Match (ETI privatisation), Italgen (Italcementi), Sorgenia and the IPOs for Socotherm and Isagro. Project leader as communications advisor for the Presidency of the Region of Sicily.

Hill & Knowlton
October 1999 - March 2001
Milan

January-May 2000
Manager of the Corporate and Finance Department. Project Leader, Marketing and Communications Advisor in the privatisation of Finmeccanica.

Client management and handling of IPOs: Microsoft, Finmatica, I. Net, Motorola, we bank, Blu, G.E. Capital, British Telecom, Datalogic, Banca Sella, Cairo Communication, Biosearch, Bravobuild.com, Stealthtrading.com, Web Equit, Jumpy and Etnoteam, leading to the creation of extensive experience in financial communications, taking part in a number of IPOs until becoming head of that section, working in close contact both with the legal and financial advisors.

Industrie Natuzzi SpA
November 1996 – September 1999
Santeramo in Colle (Bari)

Head of External Relations and Press Office. Initially within the Marketing and Communications, Media Planning and House Organ Department, and subsequently working closely with the Group General Co-Director with responsibility for Finance, Control and Investor Relations.

Klaus Davi & Co.
1996
Milan

PR account for McCann-Erickson for clients including: Superga, Playtex Wonderbra brand, Banca delle Marche and Smart.

Firestone Bridgestone Italia-Osram Italia
1993-1994
Milan-Bari

Assistant to the Total Quality Director.

Education

Bari University
1993
Degree in Economics (105/110) with a thesis entitled:“Management for Total Quality. Analisi di alcuni casi aziendali” (Management for Total Quality: Analysis of some company cases”).

Socrate Classical Lyceum, Bari
1985

Languages
Italian – mother tongue
English.