Professor of international economics at Harvard Business School. Former Country Head of Italy, Morgan Stanley Since 2008 he is Professor of International economics at Harvard Business School. In 2011 Harvard awarded him with L.E. Simmons Fellowship. He sits on various Boards of Directors like TIM and is a member of various scientific and strategic committees, as well as being a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and of the Atlantic Council
Prior to his academic career, he held senior management positions in leading US investment banks for 20 years. Hired as the first Italian associate in Goldman Sachs, he worked there from 1988 to 1999, first in New York then in London, to fill the role of managing director of the European division of capital markets.
In 1999 he was called to head Merrill Lynch’s global capital markets division, and also served as head of the finance division.
In 2005 he accepted the position of president of the capital markets division of Morgan Stanley, managing director for the bank in Italy and member of the board of directors of Morgan Stanley International Bank.