Roberto Gualtieri

Roberto Gualtieri (1966, Rome) became the mayor of Rome in 2021 after winning the local election with 60.2% of the votes, running on the Democratic Party (PD) ticket. He is also one of the co-founders of the Democratic Party (2007), which espouses new social democratic ideals.

Aside from his political career, he is an Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He was elected to the National Assembly in 2007, and the following year he was elected to the National Directorate.

In 2009 he became European MP for the PD in the Central Italy constituency. The second re-election led him, in 2014, to be appointed President of the Commission for Economic and Monetary Affairs. With the third re-election to the 2019 European elections, he was placed at the head of the Commission for Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament.

In September 2019 he was recalled from Brussels to be appointed Italy's Minister of Economy, later also obtaining a seat in the Chamber on the occasion of the by-elections in Rome.

With the end of the second Conte government, he returned to being an MP at the Italian Parliament, but his stay in Montecitorio was to be very short, as he then ran and won the mayoral race for the Italian capital.

He is married with one son.