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Livia Pomodoro

"The Milan Center for Food Law and Policy brings forth its pledge to led Italy be leader in a multilateral project for the right of a right food. The responsibility of a better world must be sought not only with many intentions but with real political proposals and proceedings to innovate the economic system and agri-food, in order to suggest new universal rules to be carried out."


Livia Pomodoro

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President, Milan Center for Food Law and Policy

Livia Pomodoro was born in Molfetta, Bari. She obtained a first-class honours degree in Law and received a special mention from her degree board. She entered in judiciary in 1965. During her professional career, she has had a wide range of judiciary and management roles:

  • Judge and Deputy Attorney General at Milan Court of Appeal;
  • Attorney of the Republic at Milan Youth Court;
  • President of Ministerial Commission in charge of drafting a new code of youth criminal procedure;
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Ministry of Justice;
  • Head of Cabinet of the Ministry of Justice;
  • President of the Milan Youth Court;
  • President of the Milan Court.

She was a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission at the Presidency of Council and of the Ministerial Commission on the prevention of anti-social behaviour. She was a member of the Study Commission on stem cells set up by former minister Umberto Veronesi and of the National Bioethics Committee for ten years. She was Deputy President of the Milan Provincial Tributary Commission. She was a member of the UNESCO national commission for Italy.

On 18 April 2013, she was awarded the Italian Order of Merit for Education, Culture and Art by Presidential Decree. On 13 June 2013, she was awarded the Legion of Honour by the President of the French Republic. On 17 February 2014, She was appointed as President of the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, following the General Agreement signed by Comune di Milano, Regione Lombardia, Camera di Commercio di Milano and Società Expo 2015 S.p.A.

On 10 September 2014, she was appointed member of Consiglio dell’Ordine “Al merito della Repubblica italiana”, on the proposal of the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

On 5 october 2015 she has been appointed Vice President of Banca Prossima Internationalisation Advisory Board On 11 December 2015 she has been appointed as the external component in the Board of Directors of Bicocca University. On 18 December 2015 she has been named President of Rev Gestione Crediti Spa by the Bank of Italy.

She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre for Research into Intercultural Relations at the Cattolica University of Milan. She is member of the steering committee of the Italian chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and Ambassador of WE-Women for Expo. She chairs the National Centre for Social Prevention and Defence Foundation and the ISPAC nonprofit organization and sits on the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). She has held various lecturing posts across different Milan universities. She has also written numerous publications, in particular several texts and introductions to books on family and social issues. In 1988 she approved the draft for the new code of youth criminal procedure.

Actually She is involved in a very special activity relating to the direction of the Spazio Teatro No’hma Teresa Pomodoro, in which she has continued as president after the death of her sister Teresa, actress and playwright. She is President of the Jury of the International Prize “Il Teatro Nudo di Teresa Pomodoro”, a prize which has the patronage of the Presidente della Repubblica and the approval of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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