Since october 2015

Strategic Advisor to Synhelion SA (Lugano, Switzerland) a company active in research and development of technologies for the production of liquid fuels from renewable energy sources.

More precisely, Synhelion in close cooperation with the Polytechnic of Zürich, is developing a very challenging project aimed to producing a liquid fuel (fuel methanol) from CO2 and water by a redox process promoted by highly concentrated solar energy. The availability of a “carbon neutral fuel” would represent a substantial contribution to the solution of the problem of Green House Gases.


2010-2014

Consultant to ERG for R&D projects in the field of renewable energies and energy saving.

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2004-2009

Consultant to ERG for their activities in refining, particularly for the big refinery in Priolo (Sicily).


2006-2009

Consultant to Lyondell Basell for developments of their petrochemical sector in Italy.

 

2004-2007

By a decree of the Ministry of Industry, appointed as Coordinator for the studies related to the big petrochemical and refining area in Priolo (Sicily).

 

1985-1997

Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of TAMOIL ITALIA S.p.a. controlled by Libyan National Oil Corporation (N.O.C.).

Member of the Board of TAMOIL S.A. (Geneva), TAMOIL RAFFINERIE S.A. and RAFFINERIE DU SUD-OUEST.

Responsible for the “Industrial Sector” of OILINVEST (Holding of TAMOIL COMPANIES) including 3 refineries in Cremona, Collombey and Hamburg.

Member of the Executive Committee of UNIONE PETROLIFERA – Rome.

 

1987-1991

 

President of OCRIM S.p.a. – Cremona, a Company for engineering and construction of plants for the food industry.

 

1986-1989

Consultant to Air Products (U.S.A.) and Fluidcarbon (VOLVO Group – Sweden) for new technologies in the coal sector.

1983-1987

Consultant to DE NORA – PERMELEC – MILANO (engineering and construction of electrochemical plants).


1979-1981

President of ENI (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi)1, the state-owned holding established by the Italian Government to promote national activities in the fields of oil/gas and petrochemistry.

During his presidency, in spite of the sharp oil crisis of that time, the oil supply to Italy by the subsidiaries of ENI (AGIP, SNAM and others) was largely increased.

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1975-1979

Executive Vice President of ENI1.


1974-1975

General Manager of ENI.



1977-1983

President of SOGAM, the Company responsible for the management and administration of the State’s shareholding position in MONTEDISON.

In this framework: Member of the Executive Committee and of the Board of MONTEDISON.

 

1976

Appointed by the Ministry of Industry as Member of the Permanent Energy Committee.

 

1970-1973

Managing Director and Member of the Board of MONTEDISON with the responsibility of the whole chemical sector of the Group.

1968-1970

General Manager of MONTEDISON, Responsible for Research and Development and for the Engineering Division.

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1963-1968

General Manager of the Research Division of the MONTECATINI Group.


Activities in the industrial sector carried out as “Special Administrator” (Commissario Straordinario)2

2013-2015

“Special Administrator” of Fornara Group (Torino) and Ferdofin Group (Torino). Main activities in the iron and steel industry.


2001-2015

“Special Administrator” of Flexider S.p.a. (Torino). Main activity: production of flexible components for the automotive and oil sectors.


1996-2003

“Special Administrator” of the GRACI GROUP (Catania). Main activities: Public Works, like e.g. railways, highways and dams.

 

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1 Public Official

2 In Italy the "Special Administration" can be applied to big industrial Groups in a crisis situation (similarly to what can happen in the U.S. by applying the "Chapter 11" procedure). The "Special Administrator" (Commissario Straordinario) is appointed by the Minister of Industry and acts as a "Public Official".