Former Prime Minister - Italy
Mario Monti is President of Bocconi University. Since February 2014 he has been Chairman of the High-level Group on Own Resources of the European Union.
He was Prime Minister of Italy (November 2011-April 2013) and Minister of Economy and Finance (November 2011-July 2012).
In November 2011 he was appointed Senator for life by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.
Since May 2014 he has been a member of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques.
Also, since December 2015 he has been Chairman of the first Advisory Group to Transparency International EU.
He is a member of the Council on the Future of Europe of the Berggruen Institute and is Honorary President of Bruegel, the European think-tank he founded in 2005.
He served for ten years as a member of the European Commission, in charge of the Internal Market, Financial Services and Tax Policy (1995-1999), then of Competition (1999-2004).
He is the author of the report to the President of the European Commission on A New Strategy for the Single Market (May 2010).
His publications focus mainly on monetary and financial economics, public finance, competition policy, and the economic and political dimensions of European integration.
Born in Varese, Italy, in 1943, he graduated from Bocconi University and pursued graduate studies at Yale University. Prior to joining the European Commission, he had been Professor of Economics and Rector at Bocconi.