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Mario Draghi

President of the European Central Bank (2011 - 2019)

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Widely credited with saving the eurozone, Mario Draghi OMRI GColIH is an internationally respected and renowned economic and financial leader. With just three words, “whatever it takes,” Dr. Draghi initiated clarity, confidence, and optimism into a world paralyzed by fear of another Depression during the peak of the 2012-euro crisis.

As President of the European Central Bank (ECB) for 8 years, Dr. Draghi led the official EU institution at the heart of the Eurosystem and unifying central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the euro.

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Retirement Speech from the European Central Bank

Davos - The Path from Crisis to Stability

The ECB and the Eurozone: A Conversation with Dr. Mario ...

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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.

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In a very thoughtful and powerful conversation, Mario Draghi OMRI GColIH, former President of the European Central Bank, draws on his extraordinary experience to share unique insights into global and domestic monetary policy and economic trends. Credited with preventing the euro zone from breaking up, renowned economist Dr. Draghi offers keen insight and analysis of the current global economic landscape—and challenges facing the world today.


As President of the European Central Bank, Dr. Draghi expertly navigated one of the most tumultuous periods in eurozone history, and as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, he promoted international financial stability, improved the functioning of markets and reduced systemic risk through information exchange and international cooperation.


Dr. Draghi’s unique point-of-view on the economic legacy of the measures adopted by central banks during the global economic crises of the last decade allows him to provide candid and revealing analysis on the direction of the global economy. He clarifies the world financial outlook, giving audiences the keys to understand what is needed to control risks and translates uncertainty into tangible takeaways for audiences worldwide.




The European Union has focused ongoing discussion on the ramifications of Brexit and its impact on the European markets and worldwide.


One of the most debated topics in the UK, its consequences on finances and banking can be a difficult topic to understand.


Dr. Draghi provides an unparalleled view on a complex subject with expert knowledge of how this will effect the global economy.



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