Lucio Stanca

Lucio Stanca

Co-Chairman of the 2017 YEL Edition

He serves as Co-Chairman of the 2017 YEL edition.

Lucio Stanca is Vice Chairman of Aspen Institute Italia.

Lucio Stanca lives in San Fermo della Battaglia, Como (Italy), with his wife Francesca and their daughters Benedetta and Isabella. After completing a university degree in Economics and Commerce at the Bocconi University in Milan, and having served, as part of his military service, for the Grenadiers of Sardinia, he joined IBM Italy in Milan in 1968.

He worked for IBM up until March 2001 holding various positions in Italy as well as in the United States and France including: Chairman and CEO of IBM Italy, Member of the World Wide Management Committee and IBM Vice-President. In the years previous to retirement he held the position of Chairman and Director General of IBM EMEA, with responsibility for operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and was based in Paris.

Since 1991 he has been Vice Chairman of Aspen Institute Italia and since July 2002 he is also Chairman of Aspen Junior Fellows. He is Member of the Board of PartnerRe, the leading international reinsurance group, listed in the NYSE.

In 2001 he was appointed Minister for Innovation and Technologies, in charge of national government policy in matters relating to technological innovation with a special focus on Information and Communications Technologies, in order to promote the development of the “Information Society”.

He was also in charge of the “e-Government for Development” program, aimed at assisting emerging countries in modernizing their Public Administration systems through ICT. In addition, he was a member of the Board of the Gateway Foundation (World Bank organization supporting developing countries).

In April 2006 he was elected to the Italian Senate, where he was member of the Industry Committee. In April 2008 he was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies, where he is presently member of the Committee for the European Policy.

In 2004, Mr. Stanca was conferred a doctorate “honoris causa” in computer science. From April 2009 to June 2010, he was appointed Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Expo 2015 S.p.A., the company that is in charge of the organization and management of the Expo in Milan in 2015.