Maurizio Paternò di Montecupo graduated summa cum laude in Economics in Naples in 1972 and subsequently began his academic career teaching business disciplines in several Italian universities (Naples, Cassino and Rome). In 1982 he was visiting professor at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of numerous scientific publications. He undertook the profession of Chartered Accountant, holding numerous positions as Director or Statutory Auditor of important Italian companies (Accor, De Nora, Krizia, Unicredit, Enelpower, Wind, Cobat, Coca Cola, etc.). In recent years he has devoted himself to writing poetry.