Mario Mantovani

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Mario Mantovani (born 28 July 1950 in Arconate) is an Italian politician, Member of the European Parliament 1999–2009 for North-West with the Forza Italia, part of the European People's Party, Italian Senator and Vice-minister of Infrastructures and Transports since 2008. Since 2001, he is also mayor of the municipality of Arconate. On October 13, 2015, he was arrested in Milan, accused of corruption, bid-rigging, and misdirection of public funds for school construction and patients needing dialysis transport, between 2012 and 2014, while Vice President of Lombardy.[1][2]



  • 1969-1994: lecturer
  • 1994-1999: businessman in the non-profit-making sector
  • since 1996: Chairman of the 'Mantovani' Foundation
  • In Forza Italia
  • since 2001: national official responsible for social policies
  • since 2003: national official responsible for the Electoral Office
  • Member of the Regional Executive (1983-1988) and then Mayor (since 2001) of the municipality of Arconate
  • 1999-2009: Member of the European Parliament (PPE)
  • 2008: Senator
  • 2008: Vice-minister of Infrastructures and Transports in the Berlusconi government


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European Parliament
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Parliament
1999 – 2008
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Italian Senate
Preceded by
Title jointly held
2008 – present
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Political offices
Preceded by
Piercarlo Maggiolini
Mayor of Arconate
2001 – present
Preceded by
Tommaso Casillo, Luigi Meduri
Andrea Annunziata, Raffaele Gentile
Undersecretary to the Italian Minister of Infrastructures
2008 – present
Served alongside: Roberto Castelli, Bartolomeo Giachino, Giuseppe Maria Reina