Date and place of birth: February 8, 1969, La Spezia.
Current position: Justice Minister in the government of Paolo Gentiloni (December 12, 2016).
Previous: Justice Minister under Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, since Febraury 2014. Environment Minister under former Premier Enrico Letta; Member of Parliament for Liguria since 2006; Member of House Budget Committee, Antimafia Parliamentary Commission.
Education: High school diploma. Entered politics early. Named head of the Youth League of the former Italian Communist Party in 1989.
What you should know: Founding member of the center-left Democratic Party. Known as one of the so-called “Young Turks” within the party.