Mario Monti is a former Prime Minister of Italy, serving from 2011 to 2013. He is President of Bocconi University (since 1994) and Italian Senator for life (since 2011). In August 2020 he was appointed Chairman of the “Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development: Rethinking Policy Priorities in the light of Pandemics”, convened by WHO/Europe. Monti previously served for ten years as Member of the European Commission (1995-2004). As Commissioner for the Single Market (1995-1999) and Competition (1999-2004), he fostered market integration whilst promoting tax coordination; and sanctioned high-profile cases of abuses of dominance (e.g. Microsoft), anticompetitive mergers (e.g. GE/Honeywell) and illegal state-aids (e.g. German government’s guarantees to public banks).