Giovanni Tria served as Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance in the Conte I Cabinet.
He received his degree in Law from University of Rome "La Sapienza," in 1971, then became a full professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Economics at University of Rome "Tor Vergata." As an economist, he has more than 40 years of professional and academic experience as an expert of economic development, business cycles and growth, public investment assessment and project evaluation, and the role of the governance of institutions on the growth process. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata," 2017/18 until he was appointed Minister.
His past positions include President of the Italian National School of Public Administration, Delegate for the Italian Government on the Board of Directors of ILO (International Labour Office), member of the "OECD Innovation Strategy Expert Advisory Group" and Vice Chair ot the “OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communication Policy” (ICCP). He was also Director of “Master of Development Economics and International Cooperation” - MESCI - University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master Program “International Cooperation and Urban Development," University of Rome Tor Vergata.