The Rector represents the entire university community. He is responsible for monitoring University operations and exercises disciplinary authority. His mandate lasts five years and may be renewed: it is the duty of the Board of Governors to elect the Rector from a shortlist of three candidates selected by the Academic Senate.

Professor Gianni Canova has held the position of Rector of IULM University since November 2018.

Director of the technical-administrative area: 
Dr. Raffaella Quadri 

Honorary administrative director 
Mr. Elia Santangelo