Marcello Bianchi

Current positions

  • Deputy Director General at Assonime (the Italian Association of Joint-Stock Companies) in charge of corporate governance and capital markets Unit.
  • Coordinator of the Technical Secretariat of the Italian Corporate Governance Committee, owner of the Italian Corporate Governance Code of Listed Companies
  • Member of the board of European Issuers (pan-European organization representing the interests of publicly quoted companies across Europe).
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of Borsa italiana.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Myanmar Government for the corporate governance reform.
  • Member of the Next CMU High-Level Group, tasked by the ministers of finance of Germany, France and the Netherlands to report on recommendations for deepening the CMU.

Previous Positions:

  • From 1990 to February 2016, Consob (The Italian Securities Regulator). Different positions in supervision (Head of Corporate Governance Division), regulation (Head of the Regulation Impact Analysis Unit and Head of the Regulatory Strategies Division), research (Head of Statistic Unit), and internal administration (Head of Human Resources Division).
  • From 2007 to 2017, Chairman of the OECD Corporate Governance Committee
  • 2014, Chairman of the Working Group on Company Law at the European Council during the Italian Chairmanship (second semester 2014).


He has published extensively in national and international journals on Corporate Governance and Capital Markets:

“Capital Markets Union and Beyond”, MIT Press, forthcoming;

“The Law and Finance of Related party Transactions”, Cambridge University Press, 2019;

“Finance and Investment: The European Case”. Oxford University Press, 2017;

“Regulation and Self-Regulation of Related Party Transactions in Italy. An Empirical Analysis”, ECGI Working Paper 2014,

Comply or Explain: Investor Protection Through the Italian Corporate Governance Code”, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 2011.

“The Control of Corporate Europe”, Oxford University Press, 2001,

“Proprietà e controllo delle imprese italiane”, Il Mulino 2004,

“Assetti proprietari e mercato delle Imprese”, Il Mulino 1992


Born in Rome, Italy on 21-7-1960


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