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Fireside Chat: Mario Nava, Director General, DG Structural Reform Support (REFORM)

As the European Parliament and Council are finalising the new Multiannual Financial Framework and the Next Generation EU package, we are delighted that Mario Nava, Director General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) has agreed to speak at our series of Afore Consulting in discussion with …

The discussion will take the form of a virtual fireside chat on his new role and the planned work programme of this new DG, which was established in January 2020. The conversation will take into account even stronger need for Member States to carry out structural reforms in light of COVID-19 and additional budgetary resources allocated to Member States in order to finance the recovery and reform.

In particular, we plan to cover the following four themes:

• Responsibilities and expectations of DG REFRORM and its structure.
• DG REFORM work programme, especially in the light of the Next Generation EU additional resources and obligations for Member States.
• How to ensure alignment of Member States reforms with overall EU policies for green, digital and competitive Europe?
• Reforms in the financial sector and access to finance and their impact for private sector.

Mario has kindly offered to also take a few questions from the audience towards the end of the discussion.

The event is finished.


13 Nov 2020


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Constantine Arvanitis


Constantine Arvanitis



  • Mario Nava
    Mario Nava
    Director General, DG Structural Reform Support (REFORM)

    Mario Nava (born Milan, 1966) holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Bocconi University (1989), an MA in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1992) and a PhD in Public Finance from the London School of Economics (1996).
    Mario joined the European Commission in 1994 and held various senior positions. Since June 2020 he is the Director-General of the DG for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM). Prior to that, from October 2018 till June 2020, he was the Director for “horizontal policies” in the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Directorate General. From 2016 to April 2018, he was Director of the “Financial system surveillance and crisis management” Directorate and, from 2011 to 2016, Director of the “Regulation and prudential supervision of financial institutions”.

    Previously, he was Head of the “Banking and Financial Conglomerates” Unit, of the Financial Markets Infrastructure Unit, a member of the Group of Policy Advisers of the EU Commission President, Prof. Romano Prodi, and a member of the Cabinet of the Competition Commissioner, Prof. Mario Monti.

    Alongside his current work, he is active in research and teaching. He is currently Visiting Professor at Bocconi University (Milan) and at Solvay Business School (Brussels) and has been teaching in several universities in Europe and Latin America.