Born in Rome on 16 December 1960, in 1985 he graduated summa cum laude in Statistics and Economics from the Faculty of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.

In October 1986 he joined the Bank of Italy and was assigned to the Forlì branch, where he was mainly concerned with banking supervision. In 1988 he was transferred to the Supervision Area in Rome, where he pursued his career working on structural analyses of the banking system, control methodologies and procedures, technical and organizational analyses of banking groups, and supervisory interventions on intermediaries.

In 2000 he was made head of the Decentralized Banks Division of the Supervision Department, charged with coordinating the supervision of smaller banks by the Bank's branches. In 2003 he was appointed head of the Analysis and Interventions III Division of the same Department, responsible for the control of medium-sized banking groups. Then in 2007 he moved to the Analysis and Interventions I Division, responsible for the supervision of the major Italian banking groups with international businesses, including in collaboration with foreign supervisory authorities through colleges of supervisors.

In 2010 he was appointed to the senior management of the Banking Groups Supervision Department, of which he was made deputy head in 2012.

In January 2014 he was appointed Head of the Banking Supervision 1 Directorate.

He has held numerous positions within the Bank of Italy and has represented the bank in various international groups (including the Senior Supervisors Group; the Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness group of the Financial Stability Board and the Cross-Border Crisis Management Group of the Financial Stability Board).

In February 2017 he was appointed Director of the Resolution and Crisis Management Unit. In this role, he represented the Bank of Italy in the Plenary Meetings and Extended Executive Sessions of the Single Resolution Board, which deliberates on Italian banking groups and banking groups of other countries of the EU banking union with branches in Italy. He was also a member of the Financial Stability Board's Resolution Steering Group.

As of 1 January 2023, he is the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit for Italy (UIF).