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Carlo Azeglio Ciampi


Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, former President of Italy. Decorated Military Cross Italian Army, Grand Cross Order of Merit Federal Republic Germany, Grand Cordon Order of Rising Sun Government Japan; named Commandeur Legion Honor, Order Merit, Government France; recipient Charlemagne Award, 2005. With Italian Army, 1941-1944. Member SocietÀ degli Economisti.


CIAMPI, Carlo was born on December 9, 1920 in Livorno. Son of Pietro Ciampi and Marie Masino.


Diploma, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, 1941. Bachelor, University Pisa. Bachelor of Laws, University Pisa, 1946.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), École Normale Supérieure, 2005.


Various positions Bank of Italy, Rome, 1946-1960, economist research department, 1960-1970, head research department, 1970-1973, secretary general, 1973-1976, deputy director general, 1976-1978, director general, 1978-1979, governor 1979-1993. President Italian Council Ministers, 1993-1994. Vice president Bank International Settlements, Basle, Italy, 1994-1996.

Prime minister Government of Italy, Rome, 1993—1994, treasury minister, 1996—1999, president, 1999—2006. Deputy chairman Ufficio Italiano Cambi, Rome, 1978-1979, chairman, 1979-1993. Governor for Italy International Bank for Reconstruction and Development-IDA-International Finance Corporation, Washington, 1979-1993, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1982-1993.

Board directors Bank International Settlements, Basle, 1979-1983, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, 1979-1993, Instuto l'Enciclopedia Treccani, Rome, 1996-1999. President council ministers, 1993-1994. Honorary governor Bank Italy, since 1993.

Vice chairman Bank for International Settlements, 1994-1996. Chairman competitiveness advisory group (European Commission), 1995-1996. 1996-1999; president Ente "Luigi Einaudi", Rome, 1995-1996.

President Venice International University, 1996-1999. Chairman Interim Committee International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1998-1999, Ente Einaudi for Monetary, Banking and Finance Studies, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Author of numerous articles, speeches, reports and addresses.


Board of Govs, for Italy IBRD, IDA, IFC. Committee of Governors European Economic Community. Board of directors Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, BIS.

Istituto Adriano Olivetti di Studi per la Gestione deH’Economia e delle Aziende.


Married Franca Pilla. Children: Gabriella, Claudio.

Franca Pilla

Gabriella Ciampi

Claudio Ciampi