Pier Carlo Padoan
Date and place of birth: Jan. 19, 1950, Rome.
Current position: Italian Economy Minister in the government of Paolo Gentiloni, since December 12, 2016.
Previous: Economy Minister in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s government. Deputy secretary, chief economist, OECD; Italian executive director, board member for European coordination, IMF; economic advisor to Prime Ministers Massimo D’Alema and Giuliano Amato; consultant to the World Bank, European Commission and European Central Bank.
Education: Degree in Economics from the University of Rome.
What you should know: Has called for aggressive easing at the ECB, is an outspoken opponent of austerity and budget cuts in the euro zone’s weakest economies.