Enrico Letta

Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party (PD)
Enrico Letta

Since March 2021, Enrico Letta has been Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party (PD). In October 2021 he became Member of the Italian Parliament winning a by-election. He has also been the President of the Jacques Delors Institute since 2016.

Enrico Letta was Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris from 2015 to 2021, and is the founder of the Scuola di Politiche in Italy. Prior to this, he served as Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014. Before becoming Prime Minister, he served as Minister for EU Affairs (1998-1999), Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts (2000), Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts and Foreign Trade (2000-2001) and Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister of the government led by Romano Prodi from 2006 to 2008.

Between 2001 and 2015 Enrico Letta was Member of the Italian Parliament, excluding between 2004 and 2006 when he was Member of the European Parliament. He also served as deputy Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party (PD) from 2009 to 2013.

Enrico Letta was born in Pisa (Tuscany) and he spent the first years of his life in Strasbourg. He graduated in International Law at the University of Pisa and obtained a PhD in European Union Law at the School for Advanced Studies “Sant’Anna” of Pisa.