Claudio Lenoci was born in Bari and graduated in economics and commercial accounting. He is a business consultant and a professor of business economics, who has held governance positions in major public and private companies, as member both in board of directors and in board of statutory auditors.
Currently, he is a Board member of statutory auditors of various Italian companies and a member of the Board of Directors of Berger & Berger.
From 2002-2011 he was the Director of the Rome office of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
From 1979 to 1994, he was a member of the Italian Parliament, for four legislatures in a row, and played a role of leading importance within the Interior Committee, the Education Committee and more prominently the Foreign Affairs Committee. He was Under-Secretary of State for Education at the end of the 80s, Under-Secretary of the Board of Trade at the beginning of the 90s and also Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for three years.