Pietro Gennari is the Chief Statistician of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In this role, he coordinates the FAO statistical system by fostering the consistency of the overall statistical programme of work and by ensuring the corporate implementation of international statistical standards and best practices.
He has served as Chair of the Chief Statisticians of the UN system, co-Chair of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) and Chair of the Committee on Agricultural Statistics of the International Statistical Institute for the period 2013-2017.
Mr Gennari has over 30 years of professional experience in the main areas of official statistics and in managing statistical programmes, both at the national and international levels. Before joining FAO, he worked for the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) and for the UN Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).