Mario Monti

    Mario Monti is president of Bocconi University, Milan.  He is also chairman of Bruegel (the new Brussels-based European think-tank on international economics).  Since December 2005 he has served as an international advisor to Goldman Sachs and member of the Research Advisory Council of the Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute.

    Mario Monti served for ten years as member of the European Commission, in charge first of the Internal Market, Financial Services and Taxation (1995-1999) and then of Competition (1999-2004).  Prior to joining the Commission, he was professor of Economics at Bocconi and then Rector. He was president of SUERF (Société Universitaire Européenne de Recherches Financières), Chairman of the Italian Treasury’s Committee on the banking and financial system, member of the Committee which drafted Italy’s first Competition Law and member of the Roll Committee recommending independence for the Bank of England.

    He contributes regularly to the Corriere della Sera. He is a member of the Senior European Advisory Council of Moody’s, the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Meetings, the Trilateral Commission and the Executive Committee of Aspen Institute Italia.

    Mr. Monti graduated from Bocconi University and did his graduate studies at Yale University. He holds honorary degrees from, among others, the University of Padova, Leipzig University and the University of St. Gallen.