He is Chairman of the Techint Group, which includes the companies Tenaris, Ternium, Tenova, Techint E&C, Tecpetrol and Humanitas. A recognised global leader in the iron and steel, energy and infrastructure sectors, last year the Group reported annual revenues of 18.5 billion dollars and a headcount of approximately 55,400.
In the 1990s, he founded the Humanitas Clinical Institute, a general hospital among the most renowned in Europe: an international centre of research, teaching and case management Harvard University.
From June 2013 to June 2017, he was President of Assolombarda, the largest territorial association of entrepreneurs in Italy.
For eight years — from May 2004 to May 2012 — he was Vice President of Confindustria in charge of Education, and from June 2012 to June 2016 he was a member of the Executive Board of EIT (the European Institute of Innovation and Technology). He is currently an honorary member of the Italian Institute of Technology and sits on the Scientific Committee of the Milan Polytechnic Foundation.
He has been a member of the Boards of Directors of the Luigi Bocconi Business School since November 2014 and of LUISS University since September 2016. In July 2017, he was named a member of the Board of Directors of the Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology Foundation.
In Italy, he sits on the Boards of Directors of Allianz S.p.A., Brembo S.p.A. and Buzzi Unicem S.p.A. and is also a member of the Advisory Board of Milan Polytechnic. At the international level, he is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and also a member of its Executive Board, in addition to being a member of the Advisory Board of Allianz SE, the European Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School, the International Cancer Center Board of Advisory of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and, finally, a member of the Trilateral Commission and ERT (European Round Table of Industrialists).
Active in social and charity initiatives, he is Chairman of the Fondazione Rocca and the Fondazione Fratelli Agostino ed Enrico Rocca.
In 2007, he was granted the Italian honorary title of "Cavaliere del Lavoro" and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary degree in Management Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan.
In 2010, the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, awarded him the "2009 Leonardo Prize" for his contribution to the strengthening of the Italian international expansion in the steel, energy and infrastructure industries.
In 2018 he was awarded the honorary title of “Commendatore” by President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella for his dedication and contribution to Italy's economy.
He graduated with honours in Physics from the University of Milan and completed a PMD at the Harvard Business School in Boston.