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Bachelor of business administration with additional qualifications in management and marketing
Business activities in finance and chemicals
Athletics, ice hockey, speed skating
Chairman of the Technical Committee (1973-1980) then Vice-President of the Italian Ice Sports Federation (1984-1988); referee for international competitions, world championships and Olympic Winter Games; member and Chairman of the International Skating Union (ISU) Technical Committee (1975-1992); member (1975-1992), Vice-President (1992-1994), President (1994-2016) then Honorary President (2016-) of ISU
Member of the IOC, elected as President of an International Federation, from 1996 to 2016; Honorary Member since 2016; Member of the IOC Executive Board as representative of Winter IFs (2000-2008); Member as IF representative of the following Commissions: Olympic Movement (1994-1999), Olympic Solidarity (1994-2001), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games in 2002 in Salt Lake City (1996-2002), “IOC 2000” (Executive Committee, 1999), Marketing (2002-), TV Rights and New Media (2002-2015), "IOC 2000" Reform Follow-up (2002), Coordination for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 in Vancouver (2003-2010), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi (2007-2014), Coordination of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 in Innsbruck (2009-2012), Coordination of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 in PyeongChang (2011-)