Mario Draghi

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Date of Birth: 09/03/1947

Age: 69

Place of birth: Rome

Citizenship: Italy


Draghi was born in Rome (Rome); there he is - under the guidance of Federico Caffe (Federico Caff & # 232;) - graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome. PhD Mario was already in America, at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); here his mentors were Nobel laureates Franco Modigliani (Franco Modigliani) and Robert Solow (Robert Solow).

In the period from 1981 to 1991-th Mario served as a professor at the University of Florence (University of Florence); parallel - from 1984 to 1990-th - he was the executive director of the World Bank (World Bank).

In 1991, the care of all the treasury of Italy Draghi was entrusted; He served as treasurer Mario until 2001 th. During this time he managed to lead the committee have revised the Italian law on corporate activities and financial transactions, and to pass a law significantly changed the principles of management of the Italian financial markets. Parallel to this, Draghi did not stop to sit on the boards of several banks and corporations.

From 2002 to 2005 the first Mario was vice chairman and managing director of `Goldman Sachs International`, exercising control over the activities of the corporation in the world.

Do not forget about Draghi and scientific career - he was a member of the Board of Trustees of a number of higher educational institutions. It is known that Mario collaborated with the Research Institute Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (Princeton, New Jersey), the Brookings Institution (Brookings Institution) in Washington, DC (Washington, DC) and government schools John F. Kennedy at Harvard University (John F . Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University).

C January 16, 2006, Mario led the `Bancad`Italia`. As a leader he was to oversee and general councils of the European Central Bank (European Central Bank) and the number of members of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (Bank for International Settlements). Draghi also represented Italy in the Board of Governors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and ADB (Asian Development Bank).

In April 2006, Mario was elected chairman of the Financial Stability Forum (Financial Stability Forum), in the spring of 2009 turned into the Financial Stability Board (Financial Stability Board).

Recently, very often Draghi called the most likely successor to Jean-Claude Trichet (Jean-Claude Trichet) as president of the European Central Bank. The term of the Board ends Trichet in October of 2011. The situation changed repeatedly: in January 2011, the German newspaper `Die Zeit` with Links to some high-ranking and influential sources reported that the probability of replacing Trichet, Draghi is extremely small. A month later the main German candidate withdrew from the race for not even vacant position - thus increasing the chances of its competitors (including offline).

February 13, Wolfgang Myunhau (Wolfgang M & # 252; nchau), assistant editor of `Financial Times` called Draghi best candidate for the disputed post; a few days later he was supported and `The Economist`.

April 20, 2011 the `The Wall Street Journal` announced that the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble (Wolfgang Sch & # 228; uble) supports Mario; soon joined by the Minister and the influential German newspaper `Bild`. On his support for Draghi recently said, and Nicolas Sarkozy (Nicolas Sarkozy).

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