Director General of the Interbank Deposit Protection Fund (Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi) of Italy
He had a long career as an officer in the Bank of Italy where he led the External Relations and General Affairs Department within the Banking and Financial Supervisory Area. In that Department there was also a Special Function on Banking Crises. He coordinated a working group for the implementation of Basel II in Italian legislation.
He participated in the work of the European Commission for the preparation of the 94/19/EC Directive on Deposit Guarantee Schemes and the 2001/24/EC Directive on the Reorganization and Winding-Up of Credit Institutions. He was also appointed to the Financial Stability Forum's Task Force on Dealing with Weak Banks, in collaboration with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
He was the Bank of Italy's representative to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2006 to 2008, and was appointed to both the Core Consultative Group organized by the World Bank and IMF. He was also Director of the Bank of Italy main branch in Naples for three years.
He is an Associate Professor in Law and Economics, and lectures on banking and insolvency law. He has written numerous publications in the field of banking regulation, banking crisis management and bankruptcy law.
His most recent publications are: Towards a new framework for banking crisis management. The international debate and the Italian model, 2011 (Legal Research Papers of the Bank of Italy – n.71); The European Banking Union, Supervision and Regulation, 2015 (Palgrave); The New European Framework for Banking Crisis Management. Will It Be Enough? published in the periodical Open Review of Management, Banking and Finance, 2016.