The Global Borrowers and Bond Investors Forum

Maria Cannata

Director General of Public Debt

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy


Maria Cannata is director general of public debt management in the Treasury Department of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance as of December 2000. She is a member of the steering group of the OECD working group on public debt management and of the governance group of the OECD - Italian Treasury - World Bank Public Debt Management Network. She has also been a member of the EFC subcommittee on European sovereign debt markets since 1999. Before her present position, from 1992 she was responsible for domestic debt both in terms of issuance strategy, and information and statistics on public debt, including the creation and development of the public debt website. She has been following the excessive deficit procedure for the Italian Treasury since 1993 and has attended all of the main international (EU, OECD) working groups involved in the analysis of public debt instruments and markets since 1985. During the transition period to the EMU, she dealt with the problems of statistical treatment of borderline transactions in the framework of the European Systems of Accounts (ESA79 and ESA95) and was responsible for the Euro changeover of public debt instruments. From 1980 (when she joined the Italian Treasury) to 1992, she was involved in the study of debt structure and dynamics, and in econometric forecasts of the main components of the State’s borrowing requirements. Since 2013 she has been member of the board of CDP SpA., where before she represented the director general of the Treasury from 2004. Maria Cannata holds a degree in mathematics, obtained in 1977 under the supervision of Bruno de Finetti, and an advanced diploma in French.


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Tue 20 - Wed 21 Jun 2017

London