He has been Chief Executive Officer of Eni since June 2005.
He is currently Non-Executive Director of Assicurazioni Generali, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, Non-Executive Director of Veolia Environnement. Besides he is in the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School and Fondazione Teatro alla Scala.
After graduating in economics at the Università Luigi Bocconi, Milan in 1969, he worked for three years at Chevron, before obtaining an MBA from Columbia University, New York, and continuing his career at McKinsey. In 1973 he joined Saint Gobain, where he held a series of managerial positions in Italy and abroad, until his appointment as head of the Glass Division in Paris. From 1985 to 1996 he was Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Techint. In 1996 he moved to the UK and was Chief Executive Officer of Pilkington until May 2002.
From May 2002 to May 2005 he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Enel.
In 2005 and in 2006 he was Chairman of Alliance Unichem.
In May 2004 he was appointed Cavaliere del Lavoro of the Italian Republic.
In June 2013 he was made a Commandeur of the Legion of Honour.
Last updated on 23/08/13