Born in Potenza in 1959. He graduated in Civil Engineering in 1987 at Università degli Studi, Naples. In 1989 he obtained a Masters Degree in Strategic Planning and Analysis at the SDA Bocconi School of Management. From 2001 – 2005 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Ferrara. He was also Sole Administrator of Pierrel Farmaceutici S.p.A. from its creation in November 2005. From May 2006 – November 2013 he was also President and Managing Director of Pierrel S.p.A.