Marco was London Bureau Chief of the Italian leading financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore from 1993 to 2008. From 1987 to 1992 he was Editor at Large of International Corporate Finance. Before, he covered South Asia and the Far East and the first Gulf War in 1991. He still writes a blog for Il Sole. He has written four books: two on international finance (in 1988 on merger & acquisitions and in 1992 on privatisations), one in 2008 on the London boom during New Labour (La Nuova Londra) and an essay in 2010 on the acceleration of time in the internet era (Il Tempo Breve). He is Chairman of Arghosha Faraway Schools, an organisation that since 2004 funds the construction of schools in remote areas of Afghanistan. He has a degree in International Relations from HEI, the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Geneva, Switzerland.