Born in Bergamo on 29 August 1968. Appointed Director of Leonardo S.p.a. by the Shareholders' Meeting of 20 May 2020.
He is the Rector of the Polytechnic University of Milan and the President of CRUI (Conference of Rectors of Italian Universities).
In 2019 he received the honor of Commendatore of the Italian Republic from the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.
He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Milan Polytechnic in 1992. In 2004 his academic career led him to become a Full Professor of Applied Mechanics. In 2007 he was appointed Director of the Department of Mechanics, followed by Delegate for Technology Transfer, a strategic area in relations with companies. In 2017 he became the Rector of the Milan Polytechnic, the first technical university in Italy and one of the best twenty in Europe in the three fields of study and research: architecture, design and engineering. He is the author of over 240 publications and holds 7 international patents.
He holds various positions in the industrial community and the society in Italy. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Leonardo S.p.a., Allianz SpA, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, the Silvio Tronchetti Provera Foundation and the Lombardia per l’Ambiente Foundation. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Enel Foundation, the Innovation Committee of Edison, the Advisory Board of NextChem-Tecnimont, the Board of Directors of SIAM (Società d'incoraggiamento Arti e Mestieri) and the Committee of Guarantors of the Fondazione Collegio delle Università Milanesi. He is also an expert member of the Technical Mission Structure at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.