Mayor of Rome
Roberto Gualtieri was born in Rome in 1966.
He graduated in Literature and Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome, and after a PhD in Economic History he became Associate Professor of Contemporary History, also at the Sapienza University of Rome.
He has written books and essays on Italian and international political and economic history and on European integration and has collaborated with various newspapers and magazines.
In 2009 he became a Member of the European Parliament and, among other positions, he was part of the negotiating team on Brexit and chaired the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.
In September 2019, he was appointed Minister of Economy and Finance in the Conte II government. In this role, he is strongly committed to mitigating the economic and social impact of the very serious health and economic emergency following the pandemic by supporting workers, families and businesses and by leading, together with the government, the negotiations in Europe that led to the adoption of a robust countercyclical response to the crisis and the launch of the Next Generation Eu programme.
The passion that binds him to his city and the desire to relaunch its European and international role and make it a simpler, closer and more liveable metropolis for all Romans, have driven him to put his experience and energy at the service of Rome.
This is not just a stage in a journey, but a life choice and a commitment to the whole city.