Fabrizio Pagani is Head of the Office of Italy’s Minister of Finance. In this capacity, he supports the Minister on key domestic and international economic and financial issues and heads a team which serves as policy unit for the Minister.
In particular, he is leading / spearheading / coordinating the work of the Italian government on public and private investment, finance for growth, privatization, banks and other financial institutions.
Since 2014, he is non-executive Director of ENI and Chairman of ENI’s Scenarios and Sustainability Committee.
In the previous Italian government, he has served as senior counsellor and G20 Sherpa of the Prime Minister. In this capacity, he also led the task force “Destinazione Italia” on the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment.
Previously, he has been Head of the Sherpa Office of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Special Political Counselor to the OECD Secretary-General.
From 2006 to 2008, he was Chief of Staff for the Undersecretary of State at the Office of the Italian Prime Minister.
He also served as member of the board of SACE, Italy’s export credit agency.
Formerly, Mr. Pagani held different positions within the Italian government, where he served as senior staff for the Minister of European Policies and for the Minister of Industry, Energy and Foreign Trade, and in academia (University of Pisa, University of York - UK, SciencesPo - Paris)
He holds a degree on international affairs from the Scuola S. Anna in Pisa and a Master in International and European Law (LL.M) from the European University Institute. He has been a visiting scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and at the University of Maryland.
In 1997, he was awarded the NATO Research Fellowship.
He has published books and articles on current affairs. He is married with two young sons.