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Mario Virano, special commissioner for Turin-Lyon high speed rail line at the Italian government.
Mr. Virano was born in Turin on 7th January 1944 and graduated from the Architecture department of the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1969. He is a well-known architect and expert in ecology/infrastructure compatibility.
In 2006 Mr. Virano started serving as special commissioner for Turin-Lyon high speed rail line at the Italian government. He also presides over the French-Italian Inter-Governmental Commission (CIG) for Turin-Lyon high speed rail.
The CIG is a special body addressing any questions related to rail connection between Turin and Lyon.