First Edition 2007-2008
Born in Venice in 1947. After the Business and Economics degree at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, he attended Pembroke College, Oxford (UK) as a Post Graduate student in Economics. He obtained several scholarships, among which the ones from the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, the British Council and the “Stringher-Mortara” scholarship from Banca d’Italia. He was Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Padua (1971-1972); from 1974 to 1979 he was Research Department Officer at Banca d’Italia, Rome. From 1979 to 1989 he performed many capacities for the Fiat Group (Person in charge of Foreign Financial Affairs Department, Fiat SpA, 1979-1982; person in charge of the International Treasury Department, Fiat SpA, 1982; Vice President Finance, Fiat Auto SpA, 1983-1986; Senior Vice President Finance, Fiat Group, 1986-1989). From 1989 till November 1990 he held the office of General Manager Finance & International at the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and later of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (till June 14, 2003).
From 2004 to 2007 he was Chairman of the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia. Currently he is Chairman of Permasteelisa SpA (Vittorio Veneto, Italy) and of the Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi (Venice). He is Senior Advisor of TPG and member of the board of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice), Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice), VeneziaFiere SpA (Venice), Termomeccanica SpA (La Spezia). He is Cavaliere di Gran Croce (Order of merit of the Republic of Italy).