President of Yacht Club Italiano - 1987 to present
Key Achievements: reorganization and sailing school building development of the yacht club and reviving regattas with the support of Zegna, Pirelli, BMW, Rolex, Nespresso. Creation of BMW Match Race Academy events programme across Italy, which is now being expanded to eastern European markets.
In 2007 he became President of "Comitè Internazional de la Méditerranée", organization founded by Yacht Club del France, Yacht Club Italiano e Real Club Nautico de Barcelona and in 2009 he has been elected President of "Italia 70".
He has been Member of board of "Federazione Italina Vela" and became President in 2008; he is still in office.
Key Achievements: led FIV out of significant debt and implemented a focus on youth race training, particularly for 16-19 year olds, evidenced by Italy securing overall top nation across junior class World and European Championships. Established sponsorship partnerships with Prada, Pirelli and BMW.
He is Member of the Board of "Istituzione Musei del Mare e della Navigazione" the institution that administrates several association in Genoa, and first of all, the "Galata Museo del Mare" one of the most important See Museums.
Founder of Fondazione Nave Italia - 2007 to present
Key Achievements: launched this charitable foundation in partnership with the Yacht Club Italiano and Italian Navy to provide a sailing experience and contribute to the wellbeing of young people with intellectual and physical problems. Fundraising in 2011 reached EUR1.1 million and so far around 4,500 young people have benefited from the programme.