Alessandro Pajno, first State Attorney, then State Advocate, then State Counsel, was President of the Council of State until 2018.
He has held the positions of Secretary General of the Council of State, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Special Commissioner for the Government for the completion of administrative federalism.
He was chief of staff to Ministers Mattarella (Public Education), Jervolino (Public Education) and Ciampi (Treasury, Budget and Economic Planning). In the 15th legislature – II Prodi government – he served as Undersecretary of the Interior, and was designated by the Council of Ministers as responsible for guiding and coordinating the process of implementing the legislative simplification activity referred to in Law 246/2005.
He was, also, a member of the Strategic Steering Committee for the introduction of the Euro, the Legal and Policy Committee of the National Research Council. He is currently a member of the Central Tax Commission and the Italian Section of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences.
He has taught, among others, at the School of Specialization in Public Administration Studies of the University of Bologna, at the School of Specialization for the Legal Professions of the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Palermo-Course in Management Engineering, at the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione, and at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S.Anna in Pisa. He currently teaches at the faculty of law at the University of Rome La Sapienza and LUISS.
He is the author of numerous publications on the topics of administrative organization, administrative activity of administrative justice, organization of educational service and autonomy of educational institutions.