An Italian national, with a degree in Economic Sciences from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and a Ph.D in Economic Sciences from the University of Chicago, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi began his career in 1983 as an Economist at the Research Department of the Banca d’Italia. In 1994, he was appointed Head of the Policy Division of the European Monetary Institute. In October 1998, he became Director General of International Financial Relations in Italy’s Economy and Finance Ministry. He was Chairman of SACE from 2001 to 2005. From June 2005 to December 2011, he was member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. From 2012 to 2016, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of SNAM in Italy. From 2016 to April 2019, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Italgas in Italy. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Societe Generale, a post he has held since 2015.
Chairman of Société Générale