John (Iannis) Mourmouras is Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Greece with responsibilities pertaining to the implementation of monetary policy, global capital markets, payment and settlement systems, and bank resolution. He is also Chairman of the Financial Asset Management Committee, which directs the Bank’s international investment portfolio.
He also served as Deputy Finance Minister of Greece (2011-2012) and was Chief Economic Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister, as well as Head of the PM’s Economic Office (2012- 2014).
He is also Professor of Macroeconomics at the Department of Economics, University of Macedonia – Thessaloniki, Greece (he was unanimously elected to a Chair at the age of 36 in 2001). In the recent past, he has been invited to give a series of speeches on the European debt crisis, monetary policy and global markets in world-renowned universities and institutions, inter alia, Harvard University, Columbia University, LSE, Oxford University, National University of Singapore, Banca d’ Italia, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis, the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), the Brookings Institution, the Institute of International Finance (Washington DC), Bruegel Institute, Japan Center of Economic Research, OMFIF, etc. He is an expert on the Economic and Monetary Union in Europe and the author of three books on this topic. His latest book entitled “Speeches on monetary policy and global capital markets” will be published late June 2017.