Magda Bianco

Co-Chair, Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) & Head of the Directorate General for Consumer Protection and Financial Education, Banca d’Italia

Magda Bianco serves as the GPFI co-chair and Head of the new Directorate General for Consumer Protection and Financial Education as of June 2020.

Magda began her career in 1989 when she joined the Bank of Italy, working in the Research Department, first in the Sector and Region Analysis Unit and then in the Financial Flows Unit, becoming head of the department in 1997. Two years later, she moved to the Law and Economics Unit and, in 2007, was appointed Head of the Law and Economics Division, which later merged into the Research Department.

Magda has published articles on corporate governance, corporate finance, bankruptcy, the economics of civil justice, and, more generally, on regulatory matters and gender issues. She has taught Industrial Organization and Corporate Governance courses at several Italian universities.

She served as an economic advisor to the Italian Minister of Justice in 2012-2013 and has been an economic and financial consultant to the Ministry since 2013. She is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Law and Economics and of the OECD Committee on Corporate Governance. She sits on the Bank of Italy’s Equal Opportunity Committee.

Magda Bianco graduated with honors in Economics from the University of Bergamo and went on to receive an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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