- Lorenzo Bini Smaghi
Group Chairman, Société Générale S.A. Business Circle
An Italian national, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvai (Belgium), a master's degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi started his career in 1983 as an Economist at the Research Department of the Banca d’Italia. In 1994, he was nominated Head of the Policy Division of the European Monetary Institute. In October 1998, he became Director General of International Financial Relations in Italy’s Economy and Finance Ministry. He was Chairman of SACE from 2001 to 2005. From June 2005 to December 2011, he was member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. From 2013 to 2016, he was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of SNAM (Italy).
He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ChiantiBanca (Italy).