He was born in Montefiascone (VT) on 12 June 1956. He graduated with honours in Economics and Business from the Università La Sapienza di Roma and wrote a thesis on banking. He completed a post-graduate course on banking at the same university, and is also qualified to practise as an accountant.

He joined the Bank of Italy in August 1979 at the Bologna Branch, where he worked for the Treasury Services Department, and was then transferred to the supervision of credit institutions in 1981. Here he worked in various fields, including the authorization and regulatory aspects of credit limits, the projects for transforming banks pursuant to the Amato Law, and the analysis of corporate situations.

In November 1993, he moved to the newly created Tax Directorate as Head of the Secretariat and was then assigned to the Accounting Directorate in 1996, where he remained until 30 April 2020, first as Head of the Analysis Division, then he was promoted first to Manager and then to Deputy Head of this Directorate from June 2016. In this period, he dealt with the main problems likely to impact the Bank's balance sheet, at both Eurosystem and national level, particularly regarding the distribution of the monetary income and the losses from monetary policy operations, capital adequacy and the ownership structure.

He has taken part as a speaker in numerous seminars organized by the Bank on financial statements, financial independence and the Bank's governance.

As of 1 May 2020, he is Head of the Suspicious Transactions Directorate.