Bank of Italy
Ignazio Visco was appointed governor of the Bank of Italy in 2011, after a long career with the Bank that began in 1972. He is a member of the governing council and general council of the European Central Bank. Mr. Visco is the governor for Italy on the goards of governors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Asian Development Bank, and alternate governor for Italy at the International Monetary Fund. From 1997 to 2002 he was chief economist and head of the economics department of the OECD. The author of numerous articles and books on economics and finance, he also taught econometrics and economic policy at “La Sapienza” University of Rome.