Francesco Mazzaferro, European Systemic Risk Board Secretariat
Francesco Mazzaferro has been the Head of the Secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) since January 2011. Following legal studies, he began his career in the field of financial market analysis at the Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino (today part of Intesa Sanpaolo) in Turin in 1987. Mr Mazzaferro joined the European Commission in Brussels in 1992, starting his international career in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where his work focused on the European Currency Unit (ECU) and preparations for the introduction of the single currency. In 1995, he joined the European Monetary Institute – which later became the European Central Bank – in Frankfurt as the Officer of Policy Planning. In 1998, Mr Mazzaferro became Senior European Relations Officer. From 2000, he worked as Principal in the EU Neighbouring Regions Division, becoming the Head of Division in 2003.