Deputy Director General of Microprudential Supervision IV, ECB Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)
Prior to joining the European Central Bank he held various roles, both as a supervisor and as a policy-maker, taking on positions of increasing responsibility in the Banca d’Italia and becoming Head of International Regulation. Before that he was responsible for banking policy at the European Commission.
Over the years he has been a member of several Financial Stability Board and Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) groups; he has chaired the Working Group on Contingent Capital and the BCBS-CPMI-IOSCO Working Group on Central Counterparties. He currently co-chairs the BCBS Working Group on Capital and chairs the BCBS Risk Measurement Group.
After completing his studies in economics and finance he started his career in the reinsurance sector.
He resides in Frankfurt am Main with his wife and two daughters.