Andrea Enria took office as the first Chairman of the European Banking Authority on 1 March 2011. Before that date he was the Head of the Regulation and Supervisory Policy Department at the Bank of Italy.
He previously served as Secretary General of CEBS, dealing with technical aspects of EU banking legislation, supervisory convergence and cooperation within the EU.
In the past, he also held the position of Head of Financial Supervision Division at the European Central Bank. Before joining the ECB he worked for several years in the Research Department and in the Supervisory Department of the Bank of Italy.
Mr Enria has a BA in Economics from Bocconi University and a M. Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University.