The President of the European Central Bank

Portrait of Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

Mario Draghi

Date of birth: 3 September 1947

Place of birth: Rome, Italy

Education

1970
Degree in Economics, Sapienza University of Rome
1977
PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Professional career

1975-1981
Professor of Economics at the universities of Trento, Padua and Venice
1981-1991
Professor of Economics and Monetary Policy at the University of Florence
1984-1990
Executive Director of the World Bank
1991-2001
Director General of the Italian Treasury
2002-2005
Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs International
2006-October 2011
Governor, Banca d’Italia
2006-October 2011
Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (former Financial Stability Forum)
Since 2006
Member of the Board of Directors at the Bank for International Settlements
Member of the G7 Member of the G20
Since November 2011
President of the European Central Bank
Since November 2011
Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board
Since June 2013
Chair of the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) at the Bank for International Settlements

Other posts

1993-2001
Chair of the Italian Committee for Privatisations
1997-1998
Chair of the Committee set up to revise Italy’s corporate and financial legislation and to draft the law that governs Italian financial markets (also known as the “Draghi Law”)
1999-2001
Chairman of the OECD’s Working Party No 3
2000-2001
Chairman of the European Economic and Financial Committee
Since 2006
Member of the Group of Thirty
Since 2009
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study

Distinctions and awards

2009
Doctor honoris causa in Statistics from the University of Padua
2013
Doctor honoris causa in Political Science from the University LUISS Guido Carli in Rome

Publications

He is the author of a number of articles on international and European monetary and financial issues.