I have been working in various areas (many years in the Construction & Civil Engineering industry) since I was a teenager, holding different management positions; business traveling in more than fifty 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. I have been working on Afghanistan projects since the end of 2001 - beginning 2002. My experience and my ability to adapt to any business environment, my extensive network of personal and professional relations in Afghanistan and the Region, always made me a reliable reference point for foreign firms interested in doing business in/with Afghanistan by investing in, or trading with local companies. I am also the first Italian who registered his individual company in Afghanistan.
In July 2018 I was urgently transported from Kabul to Italy. A few minutes after landing at Milan airport, I was already in the Operating Room as I had stopped breathing. In the next few days I was diagnosed with a rare and 'devastating' cancer that would have killed me if I hadn't given my consent to equally devastating surgery and combined radio-chemotherapy. Due to cancer surgery I lost my natural voice and, as an autodidact, after many months of suffering from the side effects of the combined radio-chemotherapy and efforts to get my body and mind used to the new life, I am learning to speak with a 'new voice'. The disability, too many months of absence from Afghanistan, the long interruption of my work as a self employed person, and the fact that I had to spend all my savings to overcome the health emergency, make it difficult, if not impossible, to start from scratch in an Italy that I left when I was still a teenager, many years ago.
Despite the disability and the risk of cancer recurrence I still have the huge will to return to Kabul, to resume the activities of my sole proprietorship registered with the Ministry of Industry & Commerce of Afghanistan, and to move some of my ideas from concept to projects aimed at creating positive change in the rural Afghanistan.
I have decided to collect money as an individual, and it is my intention to carry on my activities with my sole proprietorship, excluding the realization of any of my projects on behalf of non-governmental organizations, as I believe this will bring donors closer to Afghanistan, and will create a direct dialogue between them and the Afghans in need, leading to more transparency during the implementation of the projects.
All my activities will be described with the utmost transparency on this website and you can always have a look at my finances, so you feel confident in how I invest your money.
If you love Afghanistan and decide to become one of my donors, you have my gratitude and I thank you warmly.