A professional journalist, I'm Communications Director at Eni since February 2015.
As Executive Vice President, I'm in charge of External Communications for an integrated company engaged in all the energy supply chain, active in 85 countries with about 82,000 employees. Eni is ranked 22nd in the 2014 Fortune Global 500 ranking.
Before joining Eni, I have worked in the media business for 28 years. I have achieved an extensive experience on foreign policy and digital communications, particularly on the European and American realities (I have lived and worked in the United States for nine years).
Between 2009 and 2015, I was Managing Editor and Digital Editor at "La Stampa", a leading European newspaper based in Turin, Italy. I have been a key member of the team that has worked on the transformation of a traditional newspaper founded in 1867 in an integrated digital news organization, creating an innovative "concentric circles" multiplatform newsroom.
I have also been a co-founder of the "Europa" partnership between La Stampa, Le Monde, El País, The Guardian, Gazeta Wyborcza and Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Before joining "La Stampa", I was U.S. Correspondent for the Italian news agency ANSA, covering every aspect of the American life for the Italian media. Among other things, I have covered the 2000 Bush-Gore electoral race for the White House; the first international Al Qaeda trial in Manhattan; the September 11, 2001 attack on America; the war in Afghanistan; the war in Iraq; the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns. I have visited and reported on the Guantanamo detention camp at U.S. Navy Guantanamo Bay base, Cuba. I have covered the 2008 financial crisis, and I have extensively reported on the American digital, energy and manufacturing businesses.
I teach a class on "Journalism innovation" at Master on Journalism, ALMED-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. I hold an Associate of Arts degree in History from American Public University.
My latest book is "L'Ultima Notizia" (with Massimo Gaggi, Rizzoli 2010), an essay on digital transformation in the media business.