Pictet Wealth Management, Switzerland
European Stability Mechanism, Luxembourg
Societe General, France
Michala Marcussen assumed the role of Societe Generale's Group Chief Economist in September 2017 and leads a team of over 30 economists and sector engineer's in her role as Head of Economic and Sector Research in the Risk Division. She is a member of Societe Generale's Group Management Committee and has been with the Group since 1994. She began her career with Den Danske Bank in 1986 and has worked in Copenhagen, Brussels, London and Paris. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, she is a frequent commentator in the economic debate and has done extensive work on European integration, the long-term economic outlook, fair value of interest rates and pension savings. Michala Marcussen holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and is a CFA charterholder. Michala Marcussen is also Vice President of the SUERF (European Money and Finance Forum) Council of Management.
Nicola Giammarioli is the Head of Strategy & Institutional Relations at the European Stability Mechanism. Within the Department of Economics, Banking and Policy Strategy, he is responsible for implementing the ESM strategy by reviewing and developing ESM instruments as well as representing the ESM and EFSF in European and international fora. He is also responsible for relations with other International Financial Institutions and credit rating agencies. After having held the role of ESM country team coordinator for Ireland, Giammarioli is currently covering the same role for Greece. Prior to this, Mr Giammarioli has been an IMF Executive Board Member, an advisor of the Minister, and a Director in the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. He has also previously held positions of Economist and Senior Economist at the European Central Bank from 2001-2007 in the Directorate General Economics, working on fiscal and monetary policies. Giammarioli graduated in Economics at Bocconi University. He obtained a M.Sc. in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick and a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute. He has carried out post graduate studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and written articles and economic publications on monetary and fiscal issues.
Frederik Ducrozet is a Senior Economist at Pictet Wealth Management, working in the Asset Allocation & Macro Research department (AA&MR). Prior to this, he served as Senior Economist at Credit Agricole from 2005 to September 2015.Ducrozet is covering macroeconomic developments for all European countries, assessing economic trends and producing forecasts, including the outlook for fiscal policy and the ECB's monetary policy. He contributes to building the top-down scenario and House View provided by the AA&MR team to the PWM Investment Committee and the investment platform as a critical input for investment decisions. He also contributes to the AA&MR publications, salons and presentations to clients and media building upon his international network. Ducrozet graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 2003 and completed two Masters Degrees in Economics and Econometrics in Sciences Po Paris and Ecole d'Economie de Paris in 2005 while holding several positions as economics professor in various French institutions.
The conference has been made possible with the generous support of Mr. James K. Anderson, SAIS Europe Alumnus and Advisory Council member, and Johns Hopkins University Trustee.