A world-renowned economist, Enrico Giovannini is Italian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and teaches Public Management in the Department of Political Science as a Senior Fellow at Luiss University in Rome.
Co-founder and current spokesperson of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS, its acronym in Italian), Giovannini was Chief Statistician of the OECD from 2001 to 2009 and President of the Italian National Institute of Statistics from 2009 to 2013. Between April 2013 and February 22, 2014, he served as Minister of Labor and Social Policies in the Italian government under Enrico Letta.
He has been and still is on the Boards of numerous foundations and national and international organizations. These include the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work, the Independent Commission for Sustainable Equality (ICSE), the International Expert Working Group and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, tasked with defining indicators of societal wellbeing.
In April 2020, he was appointed a member of the Committee of Economic and Social Experts established by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers to address “phase 2” of the Covid-19 emergency.