Born in Bologna on 8 March 1948, graduated in engineering, throughout his career he has played leading roles in important biomedical companies in the field of Nephrology, Intensive Care, Cardiac Surgery and Therapeutic Apheresis. He held the position of Managing Director of Bellco S.r.l. and of Sorin Group Italia SpA. He also covered the role of Director of Renal Therapies Business Unit of the Baxter group, for Italy, Spain, Greece, and Portugal. He was President of Assobiomedica, for two terms (from June 2011 to June 2015).