|Minister of Social Solidarity|
17 May 2006 – 8 may 2008
|Prime Minister||Romano Prodi|
|Preceded by||Roberto Maroni|
|Succeeded by||Maurizio Sacconi|
17 November 1960 |
|Political party||Communist Refoundation Party|
A former FIAT worker, he started his political commitment at the age of 17, joining the Proletarian Democracy party. Unlike the majority of his party, Ferrero is religious and is a member of the Waldensian Evangelical Church and was the leader of the youth evangelical Waldensian federation before fully entering politics in 1987. He served as Turin city councillor from 1993 to 1997. He has two children, aged 18 and 12.
Ferrero is relatively new to national politics, as he was first elected as Member of Parliament in 2006. Prior to his appointment, in 2006, to the cabinet of Prodi, he was responsible for the Communist Refoundation Party's social, economic and labour department. He is responsible for social policy, national civil service, non-EU immigrants and drug-related policies.
|Italian Minister of Social Solidarity
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Communist Refoundation Party