Born 60 years ago in Cairo, he has always been passionate about mechanical engines; he attended and unfortunately dropped out from the undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering (two years at the PoliMi and one year of construction vehicles at PoliTO). He has been employed by Henkel Italy SpA since 1988 in their industrial adhesives department, the technical manager both for the General Industry sector for central and southern Italy, and for the electronics industry for the whole country. Having carried out both research and prototyping with adhesives in virtually all industrial sectors, from transport to medical, he obviously had the good fortune of mastering many different technologies in the best Italian companies. His passion for engines then led him, at the age of 58, to restoring and preparing motorcycles which he drives in historical races.