Andrea Montanino is currently the Chief Economist of Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industries. He previously spent five years in Washington DC, first as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund representing the governments of Italy, Albania, Greece,
Malta, Portugal, and San Marino, and later as C. Boyden Gray Fellow and Director at the Atlantic Council, a leading American think tank.
Before joining the IMF, he was a career officer in the Italian Ministry of Finance, from 2006 to 2008 he was the economic adviser of Minister Padoa-Schioppa, and from 2008 till 2012 a Director General at the Treasury Department. During that period, he was also non-executive board member of F2i – Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture, Fondo Italiano di Investimento, Sogei, and Vice Chairman of MedioCredito Centrale-Banca del Mezzogiorno. Before that he spent four years at the European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.