Born on 8 September 1947, he holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Milan’s Cattolica University and begins his career at Rank Xerox in 1972: in 1985 he joins Farmitalia Carlo Erba as Group controller.
This is followed by a stint in Alitalia, first as Administrative Director and then as Controller, and then again in Farmitalia, where he is Head of Finance, Administration and Control of the Erbamont Group. In July 1997, he becomes member of the Board of Mediaset S.p.A. and Group Head of Planning and Control.
Member of the Board of Directors of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. since April 2003, and Chief Executive of Fininvest S.p.A. from May of the same year until July 2016, when he has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the same company. Also member of the Board of Directors of Mediaset.