Daniele Franco was appointed Italy’s Minister of Economy and Finance on 13 February 2021. He was Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy from January 2020 to February 2021. From 2013 to 2019, he held the position of State Accountant General at Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.
In 1977, Mr Franco graduated in Political Science from the University of Padua and the following year he obtained a Master's degree in business organization from the Consorzio Universitario di Organizzazione Aziendale of Padua. In 1979, he gained a Master of Science in economics from the University of York.