The Hon. Lorenzo Guerini is Minister of Defense since September 5, 2019. In July 2018 he was elected President of the Parliamentary Committee for the Security of the Republic. He was elected Member of Parliament for the Democratic Party in the 17th and 18th legislatures, during which he was a member of the Defense Commission and the Committee for the Security of the Republic. He was Deputy National Secretary of the Democratic Party.
From 2010 to 2005 he was Mayor of Lodi. During his first term as Mayor, he became President of ANCI Lombardia and a member of the State-Cities and Local Authorities Conference and the Unified Conference. He was also responsible for Welfare at the National ANCI. Previously, he served two terms as President of the Province of Lodi.
He graduated in Political Science from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, with a thesis on the History of Political Doctrines. He trained as an insurance consultant.