Born in Turin with a University degree in Business and Administration in 1989, Livio began working in the marketing department at Ferrero (Italian chocolate giant) before leaving to work for tour operator Alpitour. In 1994, he moved to Benetton Sportsystem, where he became the lead on the "Benetton MotorBike" project in cooperation with Honda Racing. Working at first with Japanese rider Tohru Ukawa in the 250cc class and then bringing Marco Melandri for his debut in the 125cc World Championship in 1998.
In 1999 he became head of Marketing at Ducati Corse and from 2003 to 2009, he took over as MotoGP Project Leader, winning the World Championship in 2007 with Casey Stoner. From 2010 Livio joined Honda Racing becoming the first European to hold the Team Principal position of the HRC Factory team - Repsol Honda - winning the MotoGP World Championship in 2011 with Casey Stoner and in 2013, 2014 and 2016 with Marc Marquez.
A passionate off road motorcyclist - Livio won the first edition of the Camel Trophy Bike in 1988 riding a Honda Dominator – whilst spending his free time mountain biking. The continuous business trips following the MotoGP calendar resulted in little time for workouts and pushed Livio into e-mtb bikes from their initial conception.