1993, Executive Master's, SDA Bocconi, Milan; 1994, advanced degree in Chemistry, Univ. of Trieste; 2012, AMP, Harvard Business School. 1990, joined illycaffè as Quality Supervisor. Developed ground-breaking Total Quality Program; since 1994, CEO; since 2005, Chairman. 2008, co-founded Ilko Coffee Int'l. Chairman, Promotion and Market Development Committee, International Coffee Organization. Member of the Advisory Board and Chairman, sustainability committee, D.E Master Blenders 1753. President, Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café, Paris. Member, Sustainable Business Leadership Council, Menus of Change. Mentor, 2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Recipient, awards.