Born in Rome, Alberto Michelini is married and has three children.
Law graduate and journalist, he was elected to the Italian Parliament from 1987 to 2006. From 1984 to 1994, Hon. Michelini was also elected to the European Parliament and was member of the Municipality of Rome from 1985 to 1989.
Former Personal Representative (APR) of the Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi for Africa, Hon. Michelini, together with his counterparts of the G8 countries, drafted the Africa Action Plan and is now working towards its implementation. As APR, Hon. Michelini is personally acquainted with numerous Heads of State and has been at the forefront of recent major initiatives in Italy on behalf of Africa.
Hon. Michelini was Special Correspondent from 1968 to 1984 for RAI, Italy’s national public broadcasting company, reporting on main events and travelling to 30 different African nations. He was anchorman of various news editions including the main evening news broadcast.
From the moment he was elected he brought forward the instances and the social commitment experienced in family associations and in the field of communication. In the European Parliament, he was a member of the ACP-UE Committee.
Inspirer of the Ministry of Social Affairs, in 1987 Hon. Michelini wrote “Una politica per la famiglia” (A Family Policy). As member of the Advisory Council of Consumers, he was a promoter of the safeguard of televiewers.
To the papacy of John Paul II he has dedicated ten books and twenty videos for Rizzoli-Fabbri, Mondadori, the Jubilee Committee and for the Vatican Television Centre. His most recent video is “I believe. John Paul the II”, featuring arias sung by Andrea Bocelli and distributed by Warner. In May 2000, on the occasion of the Pope’s 80th birthday, together with Kofi Annan he presented the video “John Paul II, Witness of the Invisible” at the United Nations Building in New York.
Born in Rome, Alberto Michelini is married and has three children. Law graduate and journalist, he was elected to the Italian Parliament from 1987 to 2006.
From 1984 to 1994, Hon. Michelini was also elected to the European Parliament and was member of the Municipality of Rome from 1985 to 1989.
Hon. Michelini was one of the first signatories of the referendum held in Italy in the early 1990s and, together with Mario Segni, founded the “People’s Party for Reform” and the “Pact for Italy”. The initiative helped form two coalition governments in Italy.
In 2001, following the G8 Summit in Genoa, he was appointed Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for Africa up to June 2006.
Hon. Michelini has contributed to drafting the Action Plan for Africa, approved at the Kananaskis Summit, and the First and Second Progress Reports, approved at the Evian and Gleneagles summits, emphasizing the importance of creating local added value through business partnerships and training to boost the Continent’s development.
As Chairman of the nonprofit foundation Fabulainart, which is committed to fostering education in Africa, Asia and Latin America and to promoting renewable
energies and broadband through Art, he organized the exhibition “Transparencies, Art for Renewable Energies” and published the first two volumes of the JUS series on new rights:
“Food and Agriculture: the Challenge of the New Millennium” and “Oikonomia, the Art of Living. Environment, Sustainable Development, Quality of Life”. He has also completed the first two volumes of a series of interviews with African heads of state to bring to light the situation of the “new” Africa through its protagonists. His autobiography entitled “Un Volto una Storia” is about to be published.
From 2014 he is BCIU President for Europe. BCIU (Business Council for International Understanding), is the most prestigious and influential lobby in the US.
Established in 1955, on the initiative of US President Eisenhower, BCIU represents the first two hundred companies in the world,. The Council is a neutral partner, which has facilitated dialogue and agreements between business and political leaders worldwide.
Hon. Michelini is an expert consultant in Institutional Relations with several companies.