Born in Naples on 22 December 1973, in 1998 he is entrusted with the foreign affairs of the Sinistra Giovanile (left youth) movement and is designated vice president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY).
In 2001 he is elected secretary general of IUSY. Member of the Presidium and of the Executive of the Socialist International, he participates as a delegate in the most relevant international fora, from the Council of Europe to the World Social Forum.
In 2006, he joins the National Secretariat of the Democratici di Sinistra (Left Democratic) Party and takes the lead of the party's Regional Secretariat in the Campania Region. In October 2009, he wins the Campania's primary elections and becomes Regional Secretary of the Democratic Party (PD) a post that he holds until February 2014.
In 2009 he joins the National Secretariat of the party with the task of Coordinator of the Conference of Regional Secretaries. In March 2013, he is elected to the Chamber of Deputies. As a member of the Parliament, he is the party's group leader to the Committee on Foreign and EU Affairs and a parliamentary delegate to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
In June 2013, he is confirmed in his role of coordinator of the Conference of regional secretaries for the Democratic Party.
In September 2014, as a member of the PD national secretariat, he is in charge of Foreign and European Affairs and of the relations with the European Socialist Party.
From January 2016 to June 2018, he has been Secretary of State to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.Minister , European Affairs , Enzo Amendola