Biagio Bossone is founder and chairman of "The Group of Lecce" on global financial governance, and member of the Surveillance committee of the Centre d'Études pour le Financement du Développement Local. He is financial advisor to international financial institutions and central banks.
He has served as Head of the Evaluation Unit of Public Investments at Italy's Presidency of the Council of Ministers. He has been President of the Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino. He has been Executive Director of the World Bank Group, member of the IMF Executive Board, and advisor to the Executive Board of the Asian Development Bank. He has advised the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, the World Bank Group, and the African Development Bank, and has been a member of the group of experts assisting the High Commission on World Bank Reform chaired by former President of Mexico, The Hon. Ernesto Zedillo. He has been a consultant to national governments and private corporations on financial sector development projects and project financing operations.
As an economist and former official of the Banca d’Italia, he headed the international payment system division and has been involved in international financial analysis and relations issues. He has been a member of various EU and G10 central banking groups and task forces. He has been Professor of international financial markets at Universita' degli Studi di Palermo and Universita' del Salento, Italy. He has (co-)authored various academic and policy studies in the areas of money and banking, payment systems, international and development finance, and international financial relations.