From 2001, Full Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bergamo.
From 2006 to 2016, Scientific Director of the ICCSAI (International Center for Competitiveness
Studies in the Aviation Industry).
From 2009 to 2012, External examiner in the MSc in Air Transport Management at the Department
of Air Transport of the Cranfield University (UK).
From 2009, Airneth Academic Fellow and member of the Airneth Scientific Board, an international
group of the most representative academic researchers in Air Transportation.
From 2009 to 2015, Rector of the University of Bergamo.
From April 2011 to September 2013, Secretary General of the CRUI (the Italian Council of the
Rectors of Italian Universities).
From September 2013 to September 2015, President of the CRUI (the Italian Council of the Rectors
of Italian Universities).
From April 2013 to April 2017, Board Member of the EUA (European University Association).
From January 2016, Member of the Steering Committee of the Istituto Toniolo, founder and
promoter of the Sacred Heart University of Milan.
In June 2016, Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
From July 2016, Member of the Coordinating Council for Higher Education of Portugal, an advisory
board of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education.
From November 2016 to May 2018, Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the Human
From May 2017 to December 2019, Special Commissioner of Alitalia, nominated by the Ministry of Economic