Former Economy Minister Saccomanni new IAI Vicepresident

14 January 2015




Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italy's former minister of the economy, has been appointed vice-president of the Istituto Affari Internazionali. He will help the institute develop its studies on international political economy.

The former Minister of the Economy and Finance in the government headed by Mr. Enrico Letta, and member of the IAI Board of Directors, will collaborate on economic studies, in particular on issues related to the coordination of economic and monetary policies globally.

A graduate of Bocconi University, Fabrizio Saccomanni specialized at Princeton University. After joining the Bank of Italy in 1967, he held various positions, up to Senior Deputy Governor (Director General) (2006-2013). He was also vice-president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2003-2006); Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (2006-2013); an alternate to the Governor of the Bank of Italy in the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (2006-2013); president and member of the Governing Board of the Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS) (January 2013 - April 2013).

He is the author of several books and articles (see bio).

Thanks to his extensive experience in both national and international institutions and his technical and scientific skills, Fabrizio Saccomanni will provide a valuable contribution to the consolidation and development of the IAI’s activities.



The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), a non-profit organisation founded by Altiero Spinelli in 1965, conducts research in the fields of foreign policy, political economy and international security. It aims to advance and disseminate knowledge through research studies, conferences and publications. To that end, it cooperates with other research institutes, universities and foundations in Italy and abroad and is a member of various international research networks.
The institute’s main research sectors are: European institutions and policies; Italian foreign policy; trends in the global economy; the Mediterranean and the Middle East; defence industry and policy; energy; and transatlantic relations.