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ESM appoints Nicola Giammarioli as Secretary General

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The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) has appointed Nicola Giammarioli as Secretary General. In this capacity, he will oversee the Corporate Governance and Internal Policies division, in addition to the Policy Strategy and Institutional Relations division. Mr Giammarioli will report directly to the Managing Director. The change will become effective on 15 September 2019.

“I am delighted that Nicola Giammarioli will become the ESM’s Secretary General”, ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling said. “With his experience in senior positions at the European Central Bank (ECB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Italian finance ministry and as the ESM’s mission chief to Greece, he is ideally prepared for this important task.”

Mr Giammarioli’s appointment takes place in the context of a reorganisation of the ESM’s management structure. In that context, Kalin Anev Janse will hand over his role of Secretary General and become Chief Financial Officer as of 15 September 2019 (for all details please see press release “ESM is reorganising its management structure” of 17 July 2019 and the new ESM organisational structure).

Mr. Giammarioli joined the ESM in 2012 as Head of Strategy and Institutional Relations. Prior to this, Mr Giammarioli had been an IMF Executive Board member and worked at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. He also held positions as economist and senior economist at the ECB.

Mr Giammarioli graduated in economics at Bocconi University. He obtained an MSc in quantitative development economics from the University of Warwick and a PhD in economics from the European University Institute. He has carried out postgraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has written articles and economic publications on monetary and fiscal issues.

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