Riccardo joined GE in 1996 covering different technical and commercial roles before being assigned to Asia in 2000 as GE Oil & Gas Region Sales Manager based in Kuala Lumpur. During his tenure, landmark projects were secured in the region in strategic segments like LNG and Pipeline. At the end of 2003 he moved back to the GE Oil & Gas headquarters in Florence, Italy leading the Contractual Service Agreements business unit, part of the business' Global Services division.
In October 2006 Riccardo relocated with his family to New Delhi, in the role of Country Leader, with the mandate to establish the Company's operations in the Country, while identifying and launching key localization initiatives and partnerships. In July 2009, he was nominated to the role of Turbomachinery Applied Technology Leader based in Florence, Italy where he was responsible for the product leadership of the entire Turbomachinery portfolio, which spans from compressors to gas and steam turbines, turboexpanders, pumps, valves and control systems. In this capacity, Riccardo has spearheaded the development, testing and feasibility of new technologies such as the LM6000 for mechanical drive, the first floating LNG applications, and increasing the competitiveness of GE's steam turbines through the development of new high speed/high efficiency blades.
On April 1st 2013, Riccardo joined GE Aviation Systems as AVIO Integration Leader, based in Turin, Italy. In this new role Riccardo leads the team that, upon successful closure of the deal, will assure the smooth transition of AVIO into GE.
Riccardo holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Turbomachinery from the University of Rome "La Sapienza".