After graduating in Nuclear Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1994, Nicola Rivezzi began working as assistant lecturer and researcher in solid state physics at the Ecole Centrale Paris. Two years later he returned to Italy and joined Foster Wheeler as a Quality Assurance Engineer. He subsequently moved into the field of IT consulting, working for eight years for IBM. During this time he held a number of managerial positions both in Operations and Pre-Sales, acquiring particular expertise in the field of job production and overseeing major accounts such as Italtel, Fincantieri, Grandi Motori Trieste and Fabio Perini. He left the consultancy business to become ICT Manager at Siirtec Nigi, an Italian engineering company operating in the oil and gas industry, and after two years joined Firema, where he was Chief Information Officer. He is currently IT Director at MM spa.