CEO of Vodafone Italia since April 2008, and member of the board of directors of Vodafone Italia since December 2006. On 15 January 2010 he was appointed member of the board of directors of Vodacom, the largest mobile communications group in Sub-Saharan Africa, while from November 2005 to February 2007 he was a member of the board of directors of Vodafone Ireland. After joining the company in 1999, he worked as general manager, general manager of Commercial Operations and head of the company’s consumer division. In 2007 he was appointed to the executive board of UPA (Utenti Pubblicità Associati) and, in June 2009, was appointed vice-president of Asstel, the Association representing telecommunications companies and a member of Confindustria. Since 2011, he is a member of the executive board of Confindustria Digitale, the federation representing industry that promotes the development of the digital economy. After graduating in managerial engineering at Milan’s Polytechnic in 1990, he began his professional career in management consulting in Monitor Company, working both in Italy and the United States. In 1994 he completed an MA in Business Administration at the INSEAD of Fontainebleau (France) and went on to work as management consultant at Bain and Company.