Man with dark hair and a beard, wearing glasses. He wears a black suit and a yellow tie.

Francesco Mazzaferro

Head of Secretariat, European Systemic Risk Board

Francesco Mazzaferro has been the Head of the Secretariat of the European
Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) since January 2011. Prior to that, he was the Project
Manager of the ESRB Preparatory Secretariat, which started work in March 2010.
He began his career in financial research in the Research Department of the Istituto
Bancario San Paolo di Torino (today part of Intesa Sanpaolo) in Turin, Italy, in 1987.

He joined the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, in 1992, starting his
international career in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs,
where his work focused on the European Currency Unit and preparations for the
introduction of the single currency. In 1995 Mazzaferro joined the European
Monetary Institute – which later became the European Central Bank – in Frankfurt
am Main, Germany, as the Officer of Policy Planning. In 1998 he became the Senior
European Relations Officer in the European Relations Division. From 2000 he
worked as Principal in the EU Neighbouring Regions Division, becoming the Head of
Division in 2003.

Mazzaferro studied law at the University of Bologna and wrote his Master’s thesis on
“EU law and legal aspects of the euro”.

Mazzaferro has been working in the field of European monetary policy for almost 20
years. Currently he is the Head of the ESRB Secretariat.

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