Gianfranco started his first business in 1983 and since then his international entrepreneurial activities, distributed over 4 continents, never stopped.


In 1989 he co-founded FAE GROUP S.p.A. a leading manufacturer of agriculture, forestry and construction machinery.


After running FAE's sales and marketing operations for 18 years, in 2007 he was looking for a career change. In November of the same year he became Fisker Automotive's first investor and first european distributor. Fisker Automotive, the manufacturer of the Karma - a luxury plug-in hybrid electric car. 

In February of 2014, Fisker Automotive was sold to Wanxiang America, Inc. a Chinese automotive parts manufacturer.



After the experience at Fisker Automotive, Gianfranco works as consultant for the automotive industry and is involved in several e-mobility projects worldwide.

Gianfranco is also active as 

keynote speaker and is passionate about sustainability projects around the world. In March of 2018 he was appointed as Jaguar's Italy EV Brand Ambassador for the launch of the full electric I-PACE model.


Gianfranco speaks 5 languages: Italian, German, English, French, Spanish and some Portuguese.