The Honorable Giuliano Amato

Former Prime Minister

Giuliano Amato was Italy's Minister of the Interior in Romano Prodi's government from 2006 through spring 2008, and served twice as Prime Minister, first from 1992 to 1993 and then from 2000 to 2001. Minister Amato was more recently Vice President of the Convention on the Future of Europe, with former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, that drafted the European Constitution and headed the Amato group.

Minister Amato was a Member of the Senate representing the constituency of Grosseto in Tuscany from 2001 to 2006, and served as a member of Parliament from 1983 to 1993. He was Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister's office from 1983 to 1987, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister from 1987 to 1988, and again Finance Minister from 1988 to 1989, a position he briefly returned to in 1999. He also was a university professor in Constitutional matters, and was Chairman of the Antitrust Authority from 1994 to 1997.

In 2012 Giuliano Amato was appointed as President of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. As alumnus of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (attending the prestigious Collegio Medico-Giuridico of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, which today is Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies), he guarded close contact with the university, previously heading Sant'Anna Alumni Association.

He was appointed as President of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies on 21 February 2012 by the Academic Senate of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies and by a Decree of the Minister Francesco Profumo of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Italy).

Minister Amato is married to Ms Diana Amato, a professor of Family Law at the University of Rome. They have two children, Elisa and Lorenzo, and five grandchildren, Giulia, Marco, Simone, Elena and Irene.