Paolo Orneli was born and actually lives in Ostia (Rome). He has held various political and administrative offices. From 2001 to 2016 he was municipal Councilor of Rome, in charge for the coastal sector of the city; from 2006 to 2008 he has been president of the Xth (formerly XIIIth) District (Municipio) of Rome.
From 2008 to 2012 he was administrative officer of the Province of Rome and then Lazio Region’s secretarial Manager of the Department of Economic Development and Productive Activities from 2013 to 2018. After this he became president of Lazio Innova, an in-house company of the Lazio Region.
He is now, since november 2019, “assessore” (member of the executive board) of the Lazio Region for Economic Development, Commerce and Crafts, Research, Start-Up and Innovation.