Mario Draghi was President of the European Central Bank (ECB) from November 2011 to November 2019. Widely credited with saving the Eurozone, Dr. Draghi was described by Paul Krugman as "[arguably] the greatest central banker of modern times."
Over his eight-year term, the monetary policy of the ECB led the Eurozone into an expansion with the creation of 13 million jobs, and the European stock market rising by two-thirds.
Dr. Draghi was listed as the 8th most powerful person in the world by Forbes in 2014 and the world's second greatest leader by Fortune in 2015.
Mario Draghi has been at the center of the most globally impactful economic events of the last four decades, including the 2012 Eurozone crisis, the 2015 Greek Debt Crisis and now Brexit. Drawing on his extraordinary experiences from the ECB, as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, and Governor of the Bank of Italy, Dr. Draghi is among the most well-equipped experts to provide analysis on the future direction of the global economy.
Prior to 2011, Dr. Draghi served as Governor of the Banca d’Italia and Chairman of the Financial Stability Forum (later the Financial Stability Board) that crafted for the governments of the G-7 countries the first regulatory response to the global financial crisis.
Dr. Draghi received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Draghi is globally known for his bold and spirited speeches. He simplifies the world financial outlook, giving audiences the keys to understanding what is needed to control risks, translating uncertainty into tangible takeaways for audiences worldwide.