Chief Finance & Investor Relations Officer

Born in Rome on 23 January 1965.

Graduated cum laude in Economics specializing in Corporate Finance in 1988.

Auditor since 25 November 1999.

Promotore Finanziario since 31 August 1998.

Started career in 1988 in ALITALIA SpA, dealing with capital markets and financial risks as part of the Finance & Treasury Dept.

In 1992, moved to COFIRI SIM as Head of Corporate Desk until 2000 and then he became Head of Sales of the holding company COFIRI SpA, developing and selling the portfolio of COFIRI Group financial products for its Institutional Clients.

During 2003, moved to FERROVIE DELLO STATO SpA as Head of Financial Markets, structuring and raising financing for the birth of High Speed Railway, this being – still today – the most important railway transportation project in Italy.

Since 2008, Head of Finance & Treasury of FS Group, laying the foundations of FS Group financial evolution. Most important achievements amongst others were accomplishing the EMTN Program, the issue of FS first credit rating, the first Green Bond issue aimed at financing new rolling stock and, finally, the first transaction executed by an Italian corporate under the so-called Juncker Plan.

Since January 2018, Managing Director Finance, Investor Relations, Insurances and Assets of FS Group.

Between 2013 and 2016, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EUROFER, the complementary pension fund for Italian railways and ANAS workers.

Other current positions held:

  • Chief Executive Officer of FERCREDIT (a “captive” financial company of the FS Group, operating in factoring products, targeted loans and consumer credit);
  • Vice-president of EUROFIMA (a supranational body for financing European railway companies);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of M5 (a Special Purpose Vehicle that manages the PPP initiative for the Milanese “Metro 5” underground) and Chair of the relative Finance Committee;
  • Member of the Board of Directors of FERSERVIZI (an “Integrated Service Centre” for the FS Group, entrusted with all back-office activities not directly connected to railway operations);
  • President of the UIC Finance Platform (a supranational body that deals with the financial issues of participating European and international railway companies);
  • Member of the ICMA Advisory Council on Green Bond Principles & Social Bond Principles.