Mr. Annunziata joined UniCredit in November 2003 from Deutsche Bank London, where he was Chief Economist for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he spent six years with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., where he split his time between emerging markets and the eurozone. While at the IMF, Mr. Annunziata was involved in regular consultations with the Italian government, the Bank of Italy, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, and took part in loan negotiations in several European and Latin American emerging economies.
Regularly quoted in the financial press, Mr. Annunziata contributes articles to the Wall Street Journal and has published in the Central Banking Journal. Together with members of his economics team, he won the Society of Business Economists’ Rybczynski Prize for the best paper in business economics in 2007.
Mr. Annunziata holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University and a BA in economics from the University of Bologna.