Born in Padova in 1959. He volunteered for CEES (new-born Italian fair trade movement) for 10 years and he has been one of the founders of CTM Altromercato scrl, participating in its board of auditors until 1997. He worked as a consultant for the consortium Etimos, for the cooperative that built the corporation stock of the current Banca Popolare Etica and for the start-up TransFair Italia (now Fairtrade Italia).
Since 2001, he is the Executive Director of Fairtrade Italia, directly following development projects in Palestine (Westbank), Colombia, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Argentina and Pakistan. Currently represents Fairtrade Italia in the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation International (based in Germany). He hold lectures and seminars on economic development related to Fair Trade in several leading Italian universities.
Since 2015 he‘s member of CNCS (National Council of Italian Cooperation) at MAECI and since 2017 he Chairs the “Comitato Territoriale Padova Legacoop”. From 2018 he’s member of Board “Etimos Foundation”.