Giovanni Lo Storto was born in 1970 in Troia, in the province of Foggia. After completing high school, he enrolled at Luiss University on being awarded a scholarship and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1994.

He is currently the General Manager of the Luiss Guido Carli University and author of

EroStudente – The Desire to Broaden Our Horizons.


He served as an Administrative Official in the Italian Army from 1995 to 1997. This experience introduced him to structured organizational contexts and resource management.


Lo Storto worked as an analyst at the Italian Reinsurance Union during the transition phase to the multinational Swiss Re, where he engaged in the role as middle manager dealing with alterative risk transfer analysis.

During the same year, he entered the world of academia, working at first as an Assistant Professor and subject matter expert, and later as Adjunct Professor in Economics and Insurance Company Management at Luiss Guido Carli University. He executed this role until the year of 2005.


He took on the role as Branch Manager of Bartolini Corriere Espresso in Foggia.


He returned to Swiss Re, joining the Office of the Italian CEO.

Lo Storto began to hold positions of increasing responsibility at Luiss University, becoming Head of Management Control in 2003 and Director of Administration and Control the following year.

During these years, he received numerous acknowledgements such as the Icaro Daunia International Prize, as Foggia’s citizen of the year in 2006, and the Argos Hippium Prize in 2008, awarding the most outstanding Daunians worldwide. In 2010, Lo Storto’s contributions to the nation were recognized and was invested as a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

In 2012, Lo Storto received the Literacy Prize ‘Nicola Zingarelli’ as well as another acknowledge from his homeland. In 2014, he was awarded the Guido Carli Prize, bestowed under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic. 2014 marked an important year for Lo Storto’s editorial career, in which he engaged in publishing an Italian translation of Jugaad Innovation by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu e Simone Ahuja for Rubbettino Publishing House.


Lo Storto was nominated General Manager of Luiss, following six years as Vice General Manager.

Also in 2013, he supported the launch of Luiss EnLabs, a business accelerator, presenting an innovative reality that became part of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) in 2016.


Lo Storto was nominated Independent Board Member of doValue SpA (formerly doBank SpA). At the same time, he became a Member of the Board of Administration of the political and economic monthly journal ‘Formiche’, ‘Internazionale’ magazine, Italiacamp and L.Com.

He received the solemn commend from the Frigento municipality and the Silver Rose from the Troia municipality.

Lo Storto also continued his editorial work, translating the Italian edition of Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, published in 2016 by Rubbettino. During this period, he also began working on his own book, EroStudente – The Desire to Broaden Our Horizons.

Published by Rubbettino in 2017, Lo Storto’s work develops the concept of ‘life largelearning’, giving voice to young protagonists of today’s world.

In 2017, he became an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

From 2018 until today

Lo Storto began his engagement at Pirelli & C. S.p.A as Independent Board Member, Member of the Committee for Control, Risk, Sustainability and Corporate Governance, and Member of the Strategies Committee and Related-Parties Transactions Committee.

He is Member of the Board of Administrators of LA4G, the Luiss investment club, created to attract venture opportunities for start-ups in the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and LuissX S.r.L.

Lo Storto is Co-founder of 42 Roma Luiss, the first Italian Network 42 campus of a free coding school based on peer-to-peer learning.

He wrote the preface of philosopher Sebastiano Maffettone’s book 'The Fourth Shock – How a Virus Changed the World'. Together with Marta Bertolaso, he supported the editing of the volume 'Digital Ethics. Truth, responsibility and having trust in the era of intelligent machines’. Both contributions were published by Luiss University Press.