Elected in May 2019 to the European Parliament, Irene Tinagli has been elected in September 2019 Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament.
She holds a BA in Management from Bocconi University, a Master of Science and a PhD in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She also participated in the Global Leadership Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
After the PhD she worked at the University of Madrid, as Assistant Professor of Management and Organizational Development from 2009 till 2013, when she was elected to the Italian Parliament. In the Italian Parliament, she served a five-year mandate dealing mostly with issues concerning labor, employment and the private sector.
Prior to her political engagement, she had worked as a consultant for regional and national European governments, the UN and the European Commission on the topics of innovation, creativity, talent attraction and management, urban and regional development.
She has been a columnist for Italian newspaper La Stampa and has published three books: Talento da Svendere (Einaudi, 2008), Un Futuro a Colori (Rizzoli, 2014) and La Grande Ignoranza (Rizzoli, 2019).
In 2010 she was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2012 Young European Leader by Friends of Europe.