By Deborah Castellano Lubov

For the first time, a lay person has been appointed as Secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

Pope Francis’ APSA nomination of Dr. Fabio Gasperini was published in a June 15 Holy See Press Office bulletin.

Born in Rome on 17 October 1961, Dr. Fabio Gasperini is an auditor and chartered accountant.

With a degree in economics and commerce, he has more than 25 years of experience in consulting and auditing services at leading financial institutions: banks, insurance companies, asset management companies, securities brokerage firms and financial companies.

He is currently chairman of the Board of Directors of Ernst & Young Advisor S.p.A.; member of the EMEIA Executive Advisory Service Committee and of AIIA (Italian Association of Internal Auditors); European Head of the Banking and Capital Market sector and Italian Head of Advisory Services for the financial sector.

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