Nando Minnella

  • Economist, former Head of technical secretariat, Ministry of Education, Universities and Research

Nando Minnella is an economist and currently holds the position of Director General of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN).

He graduated in 1994 in Sociology with an economic-organizational specialization at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome and in 2002 in Business Administration in the same University. In 1997-98 he attended a post-graduate course in economics and business history at the ‘Franco Momigliano’ Institute for Business Culture and History and obtained a PhD in ‘Management and Innovation’ at the ‘Cattolica del Sacro Cuore’ University in Milan. He is a chartered accountant and auditor and is enrolled in the respective registers.

He has been a member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, of the Board of Auditors of the National Agency for Regional Health Services (AGENAS) and on the Board of Directors of the Pharmacists’ Pension Fund – ENPAF.

Since January 2018, he has been President of the Steering and Verification Council (CIV) of the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico ‘Rizzoli’ in Bologna, after having previously been a Director. He is currently a member, among others, of the Board of Auditors of the University ‘Roma Tre’ and of the Galilei Museum – Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence.

From 2016 to 2018 he was Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Minister of Health and from 2018 to 2019 he served as Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Minister of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). From February to July 2020, he was Economic Adviser to the Minister of Economy and Finance.

Previously, he was Liquidator Commissioner of the IME (Istituto Mediterraneo di Ematologia) Foundation in Rome (2016-18) and Liquidator of Arsenale di Venezia Spa (2013-15). Between 2005 and 2015, he worked for Agenzia del Demanio dealing mainly with Public Real Estate Funds. From 1998 to 2004 he worked as a business consultant at CONSIEL Spa, a consulting company of the Telecom Italia-Finsiel Group, dealing with issues related to general and analytical accounting, change management and management/strategic reporting.