Since 2015, Chairman of ITARE, international financial advisory and consulting, focused on project and export finance in Africa. Between 2000-2015, top manager with SACE (Italian export credit company) covering the following SACE Group management positions (cronological order): Head of Risk Management; Chief Financial Officer; Chief Operating Officer; Chief Global Officer. And the following Board positions: Chairman of SACE BT (short term credit insurer); Board member of SACE FCT (factoring company). Appointed to several international positions, i.a. Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Export Credit Group with the Berne Union. Prior experiences: 1996-2000, FIAT USA, Vice President for International Finance, based in Washington D.C.; between 1990-1996, The World Bank, Advisor and Board Member; 1987-1990, The World Bank, Economist, East Africa Region; 1983-1987 Graduated from the University of Bologna in 1982, degree cum laude in Political Science, Major in Economics, Post graduate studies in economic and financial project appraisal, University of Bradford, UK. Since 2000, post-graduate teaching at Università Cattolica di Milano, Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali (ASERI). Subjects: Economic Development; African Studies.