Profile: Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco
(Reuters) - Position: Bank of Italy Governor
Incumbent: Ignazio Visco
Born: November 21, 1949
- Formerly number three at the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco was appointed to the top position in October as Mario Draghi left to become President of the European Central Bank.
- A distinguished academic and former chief economist at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Visco was previously the Bank of Italy's sherpa for G7 and G20 meetings and has wide international experience.
- He had good relations with former center-right Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti but was also well regarded by the center-left opposition, which welcomed his appointment.
- Considered open-minded and pragmatic, he is not ranked among the hawks on the ECB's governing council.
(Reporting by James Mackenzie; Editing by Ruth Pitchford and David Cutler)
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