He was born in Samarate (Varese) in 1945. He is a chartered accountant and auditor. He was manager at KPMG Peat Marwick S.p.A. of Milan from 1975 to 1976.
He was a founding associate of the Tax and Legal firm L. Biscozzi - A. Fantozzi (currently, Tax and Legal firm Biscozzi - Nobili) He is Chairman of Statutory Auditors of: Bolton Manitoba S.p.A., Collistar S.p.A., Hewlett Packard Italiana S.r.l., Industrie Ilpea S.p.A. and TSP S.p.A.; he is also Statutory Auditor in many companies such as: Acquedotto Nicolay S.p.A., Actalis S.p.A., Fisia Italimpianti S.p.A., Heinz Italia S.r.l., Ilva S.p.A. e SSB S.p.A.. He is member of board of directors of Amplifon S.p.A. and Miotir S.p.A.. Since May 2002 he is alternate Statutory Auditor Since and since May 2005 effective Statutory Auditor of Eni S.p.A..