Degree in Economics and PhD in Business Management at the University of Catania, Master's Degree in Healthcare (Scuola di Direzione Aziendale Bocconi), he was lecturer at the University of Catania.
He has a long academic experience in Italy and abroad. He was the winner of the prestigious "Marie Curie" scholarship and was Visiting Scholar at the ESADE Business School (Barcelona) and Visiting Professor at Drexel University (Philadelphia). His main research interests and publications linked to start-up, entrepreneurship and health management.
Currently he is the CEO of the major private hospital in southern Italy, National President of the Young Italian Accountants, and member of numerous boards of directors, he has been Co-Founder of successful academic spin-offs.