Andrea Enria

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Andrea Enria
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Chair of the European Banking Authority
Assumed office
1 January 2011
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born (1961-07-03) 3 July 1961 (age 57)
La Spezia, Italy
EducationBocconi University
University of Cambridge

Andrea Enria (born 3 July 1961) an Italian economist who has been serving as the chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA) since 2011.[1] On 7 November 2018 he was nominated by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank as the new Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board.

Early life and education[edit]

Enria was born in the port of La Spezia and was raised by his father and grandparents after his mother’s early death.[2] He studied economics at Bocconi University and holds a M. Phil. degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.[3]


After his studies, Enria joined the Bank of Italy as an economist specialising in banking analysis, competition and regulation.[4] In 1995, he briefly served as adviser to Italian Prime Minister Lamberto Dini.

From 1999 until 2004, Enria worked on banking supervision at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. In 2004, he became the first secretary general of the newly established Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS), based in London.[5] From 2008 to 2010, he served as head of bank supervision at the Bank of Italy, under the leadership of governor Mario Draghi.

On 16 December 2015 Enria had his post at EBA renewed (until February 2021) after confirmation by the European Parliament previous public hearing held at the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).[6] By mid-2018, news media reported that the Italian government would nominate Enria to replace Danièle Nouy as Chair of the Supervisory Board at the European Central Bank;[7] by September 2018, the ECB shortlisted him as one of only three candidates for the position.[8]


  1. ^ "EP confirms Andrea Enria as the inaugural Chairperson of the EBA". Press Room. European Banking Authority. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. ^ Tim Jones (June 5, 2013), Capital Fellow European Voice.
  3. ^ Enria, Andrea. "Curriculum Vitae". EBA Top Management. European Banking Authority. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ Tim Jones (June 5, 2013), Capital Fellow European Voice.
  5. ^ Tim Jones (June 5, 2013), Capital Fellow European Voice.
  6. ^ "EP confirms the extension of Andrea Enria as Chairperson of the EBA". News. EBA. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  7. ^ Giselda Vagnoni (July 19, 2018), Germany's Weidmann unfit as ECB next president: Italy's League Reuters.
  8. ^ Balazs Koranyi (September 26, 2018), ECB shortlist three to head its bank supervision arm: source Reuters.