Michele has a degree in Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Life Cycle Assessment. Since 2005 he works for the European Commission, first in DG Research, then in DG ENV and since 2019 in DG GROW. After having lead at European level the EU Ecolabel, in the period 2010-2019 Michele initiated and led the development of the Environmental Footprint life cycle assessment methods. Since 2019, Michele has been leading the Commission work towards integration of sustainability approaches into European industrial policies and strategies, including the recently adopted new legislation on the ecodesign of sustainable products (ESPR). In this context, Michele has led for the Commission the conceptual development first and now the full scale deployment of the Digital Product Passport (DPP).