Graduate in Economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris and Harvard Business School. 1982, Adviser to Italian Prime Minister; 1983-85, Head, Financial Advisory Unit, ENI; 1985-88, Manager and Head, South Europe Corporate Finance Department, Indosuez Bank; General Manager, International Division and Member of the Executive Board, Natexis; 1993, founded own investment structure MC Partners and consultancy practice ACC. 1992, Adviser to Italian Minister of Industry; 1994, Adviser to Italian Prime Minister; 2002-06, Senior Advisor to Chairman, Crédit Agricole. Currently: General Manager, ACC; Senior Adviser to Chairman and Member of the Private Equity Board, Banco Espirito Santo. Former Professor of International Affairs, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.