Born in Palermo in 1971, hold an MSc in Economics, a PhD in Management Engineering and the TRIUM MBA jointly issued by NYU Stern, London School of Economics and HEC. Started his professional career in IBM Ireland and UK. Hired by Enel Distribuzione, the Italian DSO, in 1997, the year after joined the Corporate Strategic Planning Dpt.
Founded and co-managed the company Corporate Venture Fund - the biggest in Europe by committed funds at that time with over 500 ml USD under management - led the business development practice in Russia and Ukraine, coordinated the Planning, Organization & Development HR Team in the Market Division and the Chairman Office.
More recently served as Chief Innovation Officer of Enel Green Power. Actively involved as Fellow in the Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund of United States, cooperates with two pro bono ventures: mentors4u.com and harambee-africa.org where he serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board.
From April 2015 serves as Managing Director of Enel Foundation and from December 2015 as board member of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.