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Valotti Giovanni


General information


Born in Brescia (Italy) on 18 August 1962


Degree in Economics and Business from Brescia University.


Professional Experience

Roles held at Bocconi University

Full Professor of Public Management
Senior Lecturer at SDA Bocconi
Director of Observatory on Change in Public Administration (OCAP)
Member of CERGAS Scientific Committee (Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management)
Coordinator of the Academy on Health Care Management and Economics

Research and University Teaching Experience

He is currently a lecturer at Bocconi University, teaching the following courses:

  • Management of Public Utilities
  • Strategic and Human Resource Management in Public Organizations
  • Organization and Human Resource in Public Administration
  • Public Management

He was previously Delegate Rector for Institutional Relations at Bocconi University until he took up his position as President of A2A S.p.A.


Roles held in Companies, Associations, Entities and Institutions

Chairman of the A2A S.p.A. Board of Directors
President of Utilitalia
President of Confservizi
President of Banco dell’Energia Onlus
Member of the Assolombarda General Council
Member of the Assonime Council
Member of the Industrial Association of Brescia (AIB) General Council
Member of the Aspen Institute General Council
Member of the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) Board of Directors
Chairman of the Internal Control System of the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM)
Member of the National Council of Economy and Labour (CNEL)
Member of a number of Scientific Committees


Professional Activities

Board of Directors Experience

He was Chairman of the Metropolitana Milanese S.p.A. Board of Directors as well as Chairman and Member of the Boards of Directors of various Public Utility companies over the past 15 years.


Professional Experience

During his career in the field of academia he has held roles at all levels of the university system in addition to holding management positions in a number of public corporations and advisor roles in public administration.
He has worked with the Italian Prime Minister's Office, the Department of Public Administration and related entities from the 1990s to the present.
Within Italy, he has worked with a number of the country's Regions, local entities and public service enterprises.

He has worked as an advisor in processes involving the acquisition and sale of stakes in public service enterprises.
He has led numerous studies and projects relating to strategic repositioning and innovation in the management of companies, public administration entities and health centres. He has also planned, directed and taught various management training courses for the top management of public entities and enterprises.
His research and contributions have so far focused on the following main subject areas:

  • definition of the institutional framework, evolution strategies and organisational models of administration entities, public enterprises and health centres;
  • definition of corporate governance models for public entities and enterprises;
  • definition of strategy and performance assessment in public enterprises, public administration entities and health centres;
  • analysis of conditions for growth in private and public enterprises, public services and in their relationship with public administration entities;
  • identification of innovative formulas for the management of public services, particularly through the endorsement of forms of collaboration between private and public sector companies;
  • evaluation of the strategic, organisational and economic benefits in choosing alternative formulas for the management of public services;
  • launch of steering and control systems in companies in which public entities are shareholders;
  • introduction of control systems to monitor results and quality of public sector services;
  • assessment of top management and the performance of personnel in public administration entities;
  • review of personnel policy in public administration entities and public service enterprises;
  • assessment of the impact of decentralisation processes within the public sector;
  • development of new governance models in social, economic and local systems;
  • internationalisation processes of public administration entities;
  • simplification and relations between enterprises and the public administration sector.

He has authored numerous scientific works that have been published in Italian and international journals.


He has authored numerous scientific publications: his monographs and articles have been published in Italian and international journals.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Azienda Pubblica journal.
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Management delle Utilities journal.

Former member of the Editorial Board of Public Administration Review (PAR).
Former member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE).

He has authored leading articles and comments published in Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore and Il Corriere della Sera.



Winner of the Bocconi University Research Excellence Award (2011).
Winner of the Utilities Management Award – Local Public Services (2015)



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