The Pope has appointed Gianfranco Mammi IOR’s new chief executive. The Pope’s choice honors a person who has been in the Isituto delle Opere di Religione (IOR) for more than 20 years and who has held many different roles. IOR’s future begins anew from the past, after turbulent years, amid allegations and legal investigations, when the new way seemed to be searching for managers only outside. Fifty-nine years, Mammì is a political science graduate from the University of Messina. He began his career in IOR in 1992, carrying out the duty of treasurer.
In 1998, he became deputy head office of the Legal Department. The following year Mammì worked on the development of customers, in the Roman Curia, Italy and especially in the Spanish-speaking Central America and Latin America, where Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was bishop in Buenos Aires at the time. And it is likely that his choice today is connected to their mutual acquaintance that developed during those years. In July 2006 Mammì was appointed head of the purchase department and bursar and, on March 6 this year, IOR’s deputy executive director. Also Giulio Mattietti, who will work with him, has worked for many years in the Vatican bank and in the past has been responsible for a very sensitive area, that of information technology.