Guido Crosetto (born 19 September 1963, Cuneo, Italy) is an Italian businessman and former politician, co-founder of Brothers of Italy party.
Guido Crosetto comes from a family of entrepreneurs from Cuneo, in Piedmont. Due to the death of his father Crosetto can not become graduated at the University of Turin in economy, which he was attended.
At the University he became a member of the youth wing of the Christian Democracy and in 1988, at only 25 years, Crosetto became economic advisor of Prime Minister Giovanni Goria.
In 1990 he was elected mayor of Marene, the small village near Cuneo where Crosetto lives; he maintained the office until 2004.
After the 2001 general election he became a deputy of Forza Italia, the political movement founded by media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi. He was re-elected five years later and in 2008 he join The People of Freedom, the new Berlusconi's party and he was elected again ah the Chamber of Deputies.
During Berlusconi IV Cabinet Crosetto became Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Ignazio La Russa. After Berlusconi's resignation in November 2011, Crosetto criticized the formation of the new cabinet led by the famous economist Mario Monti.
On 17 December 2012 he founded with Giorgia Meloni and Ignazio La Russa, Brothers of Italy, a national conservative party in opposition to the PdL.