Giovanna Melandri

Giovanna Melandri

Chair- Human Foundation
Chair- Italy NAB


Giovanna Melandri, President and founder of Human Foundation, was a member of the Italian Parliament from 1994 to 2012 and has held the position of Minister for Culture (1998- 2001) and Minister for Youth and Sport (2006-2008).

During her political career, she has been mostly engaged in international relations, cultural affairs, human rights, youth policies, sport and environment. She has developed close cooperation with other multilateral organizations, such as UNESCO and WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

Since November 2012, Giovanna was nominated President of the MAXXI Foundation for contemporary arts. Giovanna graduated cum laude in Economics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.