Giovanni Sabatini is General Manager of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) since July 2009 and he is also from January 2016 Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Banking Federation (for a two-year term).
He graduated with honours in Economics and Business from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome completing a dissertation on “Capital structure and dividend policy” (doctoral advisor: Prof. Pier Luigi Piccari).
He has held several positions of responsibility and prestige within important institutional organisations.
He was a Co-director for CONSOB at the head of the Issuer Division. He was General Director of the 4th Division – Banking and Financial System and Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Economy and Finance – Treasury Department. Within CONSOB he was also Co-director in charge of the Intermediaries Division and Director of the Spot Market Unit of the Markets Division. He was Managing Director – General Manager of the company MONTE TITOLI S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana Group). At the beginning of his career he worked as an Assistant to the Central Finance Director of EFIM and for Arthur Young & Co. where he was involved in auditing and certification.
Within the scope of the assignments granted he was a Representative of the Government on the Council of Bank of Italy, member of the Board of Directors of Alitalia S.p.A., member of the Steering Committee of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and member of the Comitato Strategico Piazza Finanziaria.
He has lectured at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the LUISS University and at the Faculty of Engineering of the University La Sapienza in Rome on the Organisation and Control course of Professor P.L. Piccari; since 2009 is professor of “Corporate Finance” at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management of the University La Sapienza.
He has published several articles on the regulation and functioning of security markets.