Prof. Francesco Profumo
President, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Born in Savona in 1953, he is an engineer and academic, Professor of Electrical Machines of the Politecnico Torino. He has been Italy's Minister of Education from 16 November 2011 to 28 April 2013 appointed by Prime Minister Professor Mario Monti. He has been President of the National Research Council (CNR) and had previously served as Chancellor of the Politecnico di Torino from 2005 to 2011. He is President of Business School ESCP - Campus of Turin, President of Collège des Ingénieurs - Campus of Turin, Chairman of Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio SpA (ACRI), Chairman of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo since 2016 and Chairman of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento) since 2014.