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ECB adopts opinion on appointment of new Executive Board member

27 September 2023

  • Governing Council has no objection to proposed candidate Piero Cipollone

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) today adopted an opinion on a recommendation from the Council of the European Union on the appointment of a member of the ECB’s Executive Board.

The Governing Council had no objection to the proposed candidate, Piero Cipollone, who is a person of recognised standing and professional experience in monetary or banking matters, as required by Article 283(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Mr Cipollone currently serves as Deputy Governor of the Banca d’Italia.

Following the Governing Council’s opinion and an opinion of the European Parliament, the new member of the Executive Board will be appointed by the European Council. The Governing Council’s opinion, which will be published shortly in the Official Journal of the European Union, will be made available on the ECB’s website in all official EU languages.

Mr Cipollone will serve a non-renewable eight-year term, succeeding Fabio Panetta, who has resigned with effect from 31 October 2023 to take over as Governor of the Banca d’Italia.

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