Graduated (Building Engineer/QS) in the early 80s in Italy, with further studies in the former Soviet Union, I am an Italian entrepreneur, contributing to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan since the end of 2001 - beginning of 2002. I have been working in several industries (mainly in the construction & civil engineering industry) for nearly forty years, holding different management positions; business traveling in more than 50 countries across four continents; acquiring knowledge of four languages besides Italian mother tongue. During almost four decades, I have gained a significant professional background consisting in a mix of technical, commercial, and legal skills. My experience and my ability to adapt to any business environment, my extensive network of personal and professional relations in Afghanistan, the Region and across the world, always made me a reliable reference point for foreign companies interested in doing business in/with Afghanistan by investing in, or trading with local companies.
At the beginning of July 2018 I was urgently transported from Afghanistan to a hospital in northern Italy where I was diagnosed with rare and 'devastating' cancer that would have killed me if I hadn't given my consent to equally devastating surgery and combined radio-chemotherapy. After long two years of suffering from the side effects of the radio-chemotherapy and post-surgical pain, a distressing follow-up, and many efforts to get my body and mind used to the new life, I will return to Afghanistan with many new ideas, and thanks to your help, I will be able to implement important projects in the sectors of commerce, tourism and agri-tourism, and health.
Cancer and disability have changed my life, however they have also given me the strength to move many of my ideas into reality. And I made the decision to start fundraising campaigns as an individual, and coordinate all my projects with my individual company registered with the Ministry of Industry & Commerce of Afghanistan, as I believe this will bring donors closer to my activities and to Afghanistan, and will create a direct dialogue between them and the Afghans, leading to more transparency during the realization of my projects.