Licia Ronzulli

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Licia Ronzulli
Member of the Senate
Assumed office
23 March 2018
Member of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 30 June 2014
ConstituencyNorth-West Italy
Personal details
Born (1975-09-14) 14 September 1975 (age 48)
Milan, Italy
Political partyFI (2013–present)
Other political
FI (2008–2009)
PdL (2009–2013)
SpouseRenato Cerioli
OccupationPolitician, Nurse, Health Manager

Licia Ronzulli (born 14 September 1975) is an Italian politician and a former MEP who represented The People of Freedom party and New Forza Italia party between 2009 and 2014.[1] She won a seat in the 2009 European Parliament election. She was Vice Chair of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a member of the Employment and Social Affairs committee.[2]

She is known for being the logistic organiser of Silvio Berlusconi's parties, known in the press as Bunga bunga parties.[3] During her tenure as MEP, she took her daughter, Vittoria, to the European Parliament plenary sessions in Strasbourg. Prior to becoming an MEP, she was a nurse in Milan.[4]


Ronzulli as a Member of the European Parliament in the Seventh European Parliament.

Born in Milan the daughter of a carabiniere of Apulian origins,[5] Ronzulli began her career working as a nurse in a hospital.[6] In 2003, she became nurses’ coordinator at the IRCCS Galeazzi hospital of Milan, in Italy.[6] Since 2005 she has been a volunteer of the non-profit organization Progetto Sorriso Nel Mondo, with which she travels to Bangladesh every year together with a surgical team specialized in the care of malformed children.[7]

From 29 April 2015 to 13 January 2017, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Fiera di Milano SpA, as Vice President and Independent Director.[8]

During the 2008 Italian general election, she was nominated for The People of Freedom party in the district of Marche. When she was a candidate in the 2009 European elections, Licia Ronzulli was elected in the northwest of Italy with 40,016 votes. She joined the European People Party and became a member of the commission for Employment and Social Affairs and member of the Delegation for Relations with South Asia, as well as a substitute member of the Commission of Women Rights and Gender Equality and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. On 16 September 2009 she was elected Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Africa-Caribbean-Pacific-UE Assembly, which has the express purpose of promoting human rights and democracy. She has also been involved with Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo (Smile Project in the World) as a volunteer.[9] So far, Licia Ronzulli has presented over a hundred questions to the European Commission dealing with themes such as combating the spread of serious diseases in the European Union.

In the 2018 Italian general election, Ronzulli was elected to the Senate of the Republic, representing the constituency of Cantù.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Ronzulli has a daughter, Vittoria, born in Milan on August 10, 2010 from the union with Renato Cerioli, manager and president of Confindustria Monza and Brianza.[11] Two years later the couple separated.[11] On 22 September 2010, Ronzulli took her 44-day-old daughter, Vittoria, to a plenary session of the European Parliament.[12]

The French magazine Madame le Figaro placed her in 3rd place on its list of most influential women of 2010.[13]


  1. ^ Licia Ronzulli's history of parliamentary service on the homepage of the European Parliament (accessed on 5 February 2017)
  2. ^ "Licia RONZULLI". European Parliament. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Le "orfanelle" del Cavaliere "Cambiare partito? Mai"".
  4. ^ "Licia Ronzulli, la badante di Berlusconi ed ex infermiera che sogna da ministra". 5 October 2022.
  5. ^ Bolloli, Brunella (19 October 2022). "Riscatto Ronzulli: è capogruppo". Libero. p. 5.
  6. ^ a b "Chi Sono".
  7. ^ "Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo - Onlus". 29 December 2011. Archived from the original on 29 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Una infermiera alla vicepresidenza della Fiera di Milano". Fondazione Umberto Veronesi (in Italian). Retrieved 12 December 2022.
  9. ^ "CHI SONO". Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  10. ^ Passarin, Sara Greta (3 August 2022). "Licia Ronzulli, biografia e curriculum della senatrice di Forza Italia". True News. (in Italian). Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  11. ^ a b Palazzo, Silvana (22 December 2019). "Renato Cerioli, ex marito Licia Ronzulli/ La crisi matrimoniale e la separazione". (in Italian). Retrieved 12 December 2022.
  12. ^ Rettman, Andrew (24 September 2010). "It was maternal, not political, says Italian MEP who took her baby to work". The Guardian.
  13. ^ "Blog | Maroni e Licia Ronzulli, l'ultima delle precarie". Il Fatto Quotidiano (in Italian). 26 June 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2022.

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