A graduate from Turin and PMD from Harvard, he was General Manager of several units of the De Benedetti Group for 12 years. Group that he left after holding the position of CEO of the CIR Group, to start his business as an entrepreneur. In 1982 he founded VALLKO, which was sold in 1996 to the German multinational Webasto, which he continued to manage as CEO until 2010 and of which he is still the Vice Chairman. From 2005 to 2013, he was President of ANFIA Components, of which he is still a member of the Management Committee. During the same period, he was also a member of the Board of Confindustria and its Industrial Relations Committee. Since 2008 he has been a member of the General Council of Amma in Turin as well as of Federmeccanica.