Mario Draghi is a graduate of the University of Rome and received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in economics. He then became professor of economics at the University of Florence, where he held that position from 1981 until 1991.
Before becoming the Governor of the Bank of Italy, he served as the vice chairman and managing director of Goldman Sachs International. He was on the management committee from 2002-2005. After his tenure at the University of Florence Mr. Draghi was the director general of the Italian Treasury, from 1991 until 2001, the chairman of the European Economic and Financial Committee and also a member of the G7 Deputies.
As Director today of the Bank of Italy he is also a member of the Governing and General Councils of the European Central Bank. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements. In addition Mario Draghi sits on the Boards of Governors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the Asian Development Bank. Mr. Draghi was elected to be the Chairman of the Financial Stability Forum, later the Financial Stability Board, beginning in 2006.
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