Commissioner for Economy in the European Commission since December 2019. Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 2001 to 2019 and has held the posts of Prime Minister (2016-18) and Foreign Minister (2016-18), as well as Minister of Communications (2006-08). Previously, Spokesperson for the political party La Margherita (the Daisy) from 2002 to 2007 and Alderman in Rome City Council from 1993 to 2000. Former professional journalist. Graduated in Political Sciences from La Sapienza University in Rome.