What the Authority is
The Authority's independence is reinforced by the appointment procedures and prerequisites of its Chairman and three Members. They remain in office for a seven-year non-renewable term and are jointly appointed by the Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate. The prerequisites for the Chairman include a reputation for independence and service in other high-level institutional positions. The Members are selected among the magistrates of the State Council, the Court of Auditors and the Court of Appeals, full university professors of economics or jurisprudence and outstanding personalities from the economic sector with impeccable reputations.
This collegial body (the Board) makes its decisions by majority rule.
This Board currently consists of the Chairman, Roberto Rustichelli (appointed on 06 May 2016) and two Members: Michele Ainis (appointed on 03 March 2016) and a second one, in the process of assignment.
The Secretary General of the Antitrust Authority (Filippo Arena) supervises operational and office management.
Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato
Piazza G. Verdi n. 6/A - 00198 Roma
Tel.: +39 06 858211; fax: +39 06 85821256;