He started working in New York in 1990 as an investment banker for Credit Agricole. In 1993, he joined Societé Suisse de Ciment Portland in Switzerland, where he acted as Controller and later led an internal team to undertake the sale of the group to Holcim AG for approximately 1 CHF billion.
In 1996, Giulio completed a Masters degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with an Economics Major.
Soon after, he was instrumental to the creation of the IBI Group, an advisory and merchant banking boutique with offices in Milan, Zurich and Lugano. From 1997 to 2005, he led several advisory and investment projects, such as the takeover of Risanamento Napoli and Aedes (listed real estate groups), the acquisition of the control of Reno de Medici (listed carton board operator), the acquisition of a minority stake in Enertad spA (today Erg Renew, leading listed renewable energy operator) and Telelombardia (leading local TV network). In 2001, IBI was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange through a reverse merger, assuming the name of Alerion Industries SpA, and Giulio joined the board as an executive member.
In 2006, Giulio became Alerion’s CEO, with the objective of focusing the company on the renewable energy sector. He led Alerion to successfully divest all of its non–energy assets and become one of the leading independent domestic operators in the renewable space. During his tenure, Alerion Clean Power successfully raised equity from private and institutional investors for over 100 million euro. Giulio built Alerion to own and operate approximately 300 MW of wind power, while divesting from both the solar and biomass sectors with significantly positive returns.
He left Alerion in 2015 and currently operates as an independent investor. His family holding company, Financiere Phone 1690, has stakes in a number of listed and private companies in the real estate, industrial, energy and agricultural sectors.
Giulio is currently on the board of Eurotech SpA, a listed leader in the “Internet of Things” space. He has also served on the board of Italcementi SpA, a leading listed cement operator for which he was the leading independent director and member of the remuneration and strategic committees. In the past, he has served on the board of other numerous listed companies besides Alerion Clean Power and namely: Reno de Medici, SIAS, Realty Vialog and Erg Renew. He was also a board member of Campisi Sim (now Banor Sim) and Telelombardia.