Dr. CHIARA ZILIOLI has worked all her career long for European integration project, in particular for the monetary union. She holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute. From the Legal Service of the EU Council, where she started in 1989, she moved to the European Monetary Institute in1995 and to the ECB in 1998 where she was appointed first Head of Division and then Director General of Legal Services (General Counsel) of the ECB.

Dr. Chiara Zilioli has published three books and several articles, mainly on the position of the ECB within the EU institutional framework and on the functions of the ECB. Since several years she is lecturer at the Institute for Law and Finance of the J-W Goethe Universität, Frankfurt and at the Collegio Europeo di Parma, Italy. Dr. Chiara Zilioli is a member of the Bar, is married and has four children.