Paolo Gentiloni

Paolo Gentiloni

European Commissioner for Economy


Paolo Gentiloni is the European Commissioner for Economy since December 2019.

He served as Prime Minister of Italy (2016- 2018), Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2014-2016), Member of the Italian Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (2013-2014) and Minister of Communications (2006-2008).

He was Spokesperson for the Margherita Party (2002-2007), Chairman of the Broadcasting Services Watchdog Committee (2005-2006), Spokesperson for the Mayor of Rome and Commissioner in the City of Rome (1993-2000). Previously he worked as a professional journalist.

Born in 1954, Gentiloni graduated in Political Sciences from La Sapienza, Rome. His last book is “La sfida impopulista” (the (Un)populist challenge).