|Secretary of Communist Refoundation Party|
27 July 2008 – 2 April 2017
|Preceded by||Franco Giordano|
|Succeeded by||Maurizio Acerbo|
|Minister of Social Solidarity|
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
|Prime Minister||Romano Prodi|
|Preceded by||Roberto Maroni|
|Succeeded by||Maurizio Sacconi|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
28 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
|Born||17 November 1960|
|Political party||Communist Refoundation Party|
Paolo Ferrero (born 17 November 1960) is an Italian politician. He is a member of the Communist Refoundation Party and served as Minister of Social Solidarity from 2006 to 2008 as part of the Prodi II Cabinet.
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 was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 2006. Prior to his appointment to the cabinet of Prime Minister Romano Prodi in 2006, 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.
- (in Italian) A portrait of Paolo Ferrero (Repubblica.it)