Draghi, a graduate of the University of Rome, earned
his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology in 1976 and subsequently served as
Professor of Economics at the University of Florence
from 1981 to 1991.
He was Director General
of the Italian Treasury from 1991 to 2001 and served
as Chairman of the European Community’s Economic
and Financial Committee. He was also a member of
the G7 Deputies and Chairman of Working Party 3
(OECD). In 1993 he was appointed chairman of the
Italian Committee for Privatisations. He served
as an advisor to the Bank of Italy in 1990 and was
an Executive Director of The World Bank from 1984
Mario Draghi’s corporate
experience developed both as a lawmaker, having
chaired the committee that re-drafted Italian corporate
and financial legislation, and as a former board
member of several banks and corporations (Eni, IRI,
BNL and IMI).
He is a member of the Board
of Trustees of the Princeton Institute for Advanced
Studies and has been an IOP Fellow at the Kennedy
School of Government, Harvard University. In June
2003 Mario was appointed to the Board of Trustees
of The Brookings Institution.
Mario Draghi joined
Goldman Sachs as a partner in January 2002 and is
Vice Chairman and Managing Director.