George Lombardi, a former executive director of the International Council for Economic Development, brings over 30 years of business, political, and academic experience. As an author, his first book, “Liberta’ e Progresso Economico” (Freedom and Economic Progress) was critically acclaimed by Italian academics and political leaders, and was received by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. His follow up work “The Value Matrix”, earned him high praise from American business leaders such as Donald Trump and Daniel Abraham (CEO of Slim-Fast).
As a political expert, he has served as the official representative of Italy’s Lega Nord party (Northern League) to the United States. The Lega Nord is the second half of Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling coalition of Italy. Lombardi still travels to Italy to consult on Italian politics & economics for Berlusconi and his party Popolo delle Liberta as well as the Lega Nord.
More recently, Lombardi has taken on the role of Executive Director of the North Atlantic League, which promotes positive foreign relations between Italy, Israel, and the United States. In addition, he has become one of the leaders of Tea Party, which has brought the values of small government and more personal freedom to America. Lombardi is a member of the the Institute for Global Ethics, a professional member of the World Future Society, and sits on several boards for his philanthropic, academic, and political endeavors.