Director, 'Financial system surveillance and crisis management' directorate in the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union of the European Commission
Mario Nava (born Milan, 1966) holds a first degree in Economics from Bocconi University (1989), an MA from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1992) and a PhD in Public Finance from the London School of Economics (1996).
As of May 2016, he is Director of the 'Financial system surveillance and crisis management' directorate in the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union DG of the European Commission. He was previously Director of the 'Regulation and prudential supervision of financial institutions' directorate. Prior to that, from April 2011, he held the position of Acting Director. From November 2009 until September 2013, he was Head of the 'Banking and Financial Conglomerates' unit.
Previously in the Internal Markets and Service DG, from May 2004 to October 2009, he was the Head of the ‘Financial Markets Infrastructure’ Unit. From December 2007 to May 2008, he was also Acting Director for the Financial Services Policy and Financial Markets Directorate.
From 2001-2004, he was a member of the Group of Policy Advisers of the EU Commission President, Prof. Romano Prodi. Within the Group he was responsible for economic matters in general and in particular the EU budget and economic policy coordination between the Member States.
Prior to joining the Group of Policy Advisers, he worked first for the Commission's Taxation Department (1994-1996), then for the Budget Department (1996-2000), and then in the Cabinet of the Competition Commissioner, Prof. Mario Monti (2000-2001).
Alongside his work at the Commission he is active in research and teaching. He is a visiting professor at Milan's Bocconi University and an occasional lecturer in many universities across Europe.