Pietro was born in Sardinia, Italy. He has been educated at the LUISS University (Rome) where he graduated with a Master on International and EU Law. After some preliminary experiences , he started to work as a financial market analyst and an investment consultant for a bank in Milan and in Parma. Subsequently, he turned to academia, obtaining a PhD (supported by the ESRC) in International Business at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010. In the meantime, he had already started teaching in Prague , Vienna and Bratislava. His main areas are EU Law (inclusive of EU Competition Law, International Business, Financial Accounting and International Finance).