Enrico Giovannini is an Italian economist and statistician, member of the Club of Rome. Since 2002 he is full professor of economic statistics at the Rome University “Tor Vergata”. He is the co-founder and director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), a coalition established to implement in Italy the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
From April 2013 to February 2014 he was Minister of Labour and Social Policies in the Italian Government. From August 2009 to April 2013 he was President of the Italian Statistical Institute (Istat). From January 2001 to July 2009 he was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he established the World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” and launched the “Global Project on the Measurement of the Progress of Societies”, which fostered the setting up of numerous worldwide initiatives on the issue "Beyond GDP".
He is the Chair of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board, responsible for supervising the European Statistical System, and over the last few years he was member of the Global Commission on the future of work at the ILO, Co-Chair of the Independent Experts Advisory Board on “Data revolution for sustainable development” established by the UN Secretary General, Vice-president of the High Level Group on Competitiveness and Growth of the European Council, member of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress established by the OECD.
In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic. He is author of more than ninety articles and five books on statistical and economic topics.