Enrico Giovannini is an Italian economist and statistician, member of the Club of Rome and of the World Academy of Arts and Science. Since 2002 he is full professor at the Rome University “Tor Vergata” and professor of Public Management at the LUISS university. He was Minister of Labour and Social Policies in the Letta Government (2013-2014), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013), Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009).
He is the founder and Director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), a coalition of more than 170 civil society organisations (business associations, trade unions, non-profit and volunteering organisations, foundations, etc.) established in December 2015 to implement in Italy the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
He is Senior Fellow of the LUISS School of European Political Economy, President-elected of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board responsible for supervising the functioning of the European Statistical System, member of the Global Commission on the future of work established by the International Labour Organisation, of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (HLEG) established by the OECD and of boards of several Italian and international institutions.
In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic.
Over the last few years, he was Vice-president of the High Level Group on Competitiveness and Growth of the European Council, Co-Chair of the “Independent Experts Advisory Board on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development” established by the UN Secretary-General, member of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Committee, established by the French President N. Sarkozy, President of the Global Council of the World Economic Forum on the “Evaluation of Societal Progress” and of the Conference of European Statisticians (UN Economic Commission for Europe).
He is the author of more than 100 articles on statistical and economic topics, as well as of four books. He received several national and international awards for his work on statistical and economic issues.