Paola De Micheli

Paola De Micheli (born 1 September 1973) is an Italian manager and politician, member of the Democratic Party, who has served as Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, in the government of Giuseppe Conte, since 5 September 2019;[1] she is the first woman to hold the office.[2]

Paola De Micheli
Paola De Micheli 2018.jpg
Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
Assumed office
5 September 2019
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Conte
Preceded byDanilo Toninelli
Deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party
In office
17 April 2019 – 5 September 2019
Serving with Andrea Orlando
LeaderNicola Zingaretti
Preceded byMaurizio Martina
Succeeded byAndrea Orlando
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
29 April 2008
ConstituencyEmilia-Romagna
Personal details
Born (1973-09-01) 1 September 1973 (age 46)
Piacenza, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyDS (1998–2007)
PD (since 2007)
Alma materUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
OccupationManager, politician

BiographyEdit

De Micheli graduated in Political Sciences at the Catholic University in Milan and worked as a manager in the agri-food industry.

She entered politics in the late 1990s, during the season of The Olive Tree and has been a city councilor of Pontenure from 1999 to 2004. She joined the Democratic Party in 2007 and held the office of Councilor for Human and Economic Resources in her birth town Piacenza from 2007 to 2010.

Early political careerEdit

At the 2008 general election, De Micheli is elected to the Chamber of Deputies and during the 2009 primaries, she supported Pier Luigi Bersani, later elected Secretary, who appointed her as new party manager for small and medium-sized enterprises.[3]

Once re-elected Deputy at the 2013 general election[4], De Micheli has been appointed Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy in the Renzi Cabinet and the Gentiloni Cabinet, holding the seat from 2014 to 2017.[5] On September 2017, De Micheli left her office at the Ministry of Economy in order to replace Vasco Errani as new Commissioner for the reconstruction of the areas hit by the 2016 and 2017 earthquakes.[6]

She is re-elected for the third time to the Chamber of Deputies at the 2018 general election.[7] The following year, during the 2019 primaries, she supported Nicola Zingaretti[8]: once Zingaretti was elected Secretary, De Micheli's name came out as new possible Deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party.[9]

Minister of Infrastructure and TransportEdit

On 5 September 2019, De Micheli was appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, in the government of Giuseppe Conte, who led a coalition between Democrats and the Five Star Movement.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paola De Micheli ministra delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti del governo Conte bis
  2. ^ Paola De Micheli, prima donna ministro delle infrastrutture
  3. ^ "Paola de Micheli, chi è il nuovo commissario alla ricostruzione post-sisma". Il Messaggero. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ "In Parlamento tre piacentini del Pd, Tommaso Foti è fuori". ilpiacenza.it. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  5. ^ "I sottosegretari del governo Gentiloni - Paola De Micheli". Il Post. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Terremoto, Paola De Micheli nuovo commissario alla ricostruzione". La Repubblica. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Piacenza ha cinque parlamentari: entrano anche De Micheli (Pd) e Murelli (Lega), oltre a Bersani (LeU)". ilpiacenza.it. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Paola De Micheli apre i lavori di "Piazza Grande", l'incontro promosso da Nicola Zingaretti". ilpiacenza.it. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Chi è Paola De Micheli, candidata a essere la vice di Zingaretti nel Pd". La Repubblica. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  10. ^ Paola De Micheli, chi è il nuovo Ministro delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti

External linksEdit

  • Files about her parliamentary activities (in Italian): XVI, XVII, XVIII legislature.