Carlo Azeglio Ciampi( President of Italy since 1999.)
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Biography Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was born Dec. 9, 1920 in Livorno. In 1941 he graduated from the prestigious Lycц╘e "Scuola Normal" in Pisa. In 1941-1944, fought in the Italian Army, received the Cross of Military Merit. In 1948 he graduated from the University of Pisa. He has two diplomas of higher education - Philology and Law. In 1946 he was hired in the Italian bank, where he made an unprecedented career, passing through all steps of the job ladder - from clerk to manager. In October 1979 reached the peak of career financier, became the manager of the Italian bank, while President of the Italian stock exchange service
. Prior to 1993, was the representative of Italy, the governing bodies of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, . as well as the International Development Association, . the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank, . the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, . was a member of the Committee of Governors of Central Banks in Europe, . Administrative Council of the European Cooperation Fund, . member of the Italian Council of Research,
. From April 1993 to May 1994 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was chairman of the Council of Ministers of Italy. He became the first prime minister in the era of the Republic does not belong to any political party. In addition, he has never had the mandate of Parliament. From 1996 to 1999, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi led the Ministry of Treasury, Budget and Economic Planning, Government of Romano Prodi and Massimo D'Alema. May 13, 1999 elected 10 th President of the Italian Republic. Term of office - until 2006. Working residence and place of residence of President Ciampi in Rome is the Quirinal Palace. He is married and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Likes to spend free time at the beach. Gambling football fan, favorite teams - "Roma" and "Fiorentino".