Born in 1959. Graduated from Turin Polytechnic University (Turin, Italy) with a degree in mining. Since 1986 till December 1989 worked as Sales Manager, was a member of the BoD and the executive committee in “Malan Viaggi” air company. Since 1990 till 2011 worked in “Alitalia” air company, where he rose from Sales Manager, Vice President for Sales, Vice President for Business Development, Vice President for Alliances, Business Development and Foreign Relations to Executive Vice President for Alliances and Strategies. Since 2011 has been working for JSC “Aeroflot”.