Benjamin Angel

benjamin_angel_170He is working for the European Commission since 1994. Head of  unit in the Directorate General for economic and financial affairs.

In this capacity, he has notably drafted and negotiated the creation of the various European sovereign firewalls (ESM, EFSM, EFSF),  created a macro-prudential supervision (ESRB) and was directly involved in the preparation of all the texts establishing a European Banking union (single supervisory mechanism, single resolution mechanism…). He is currently in charge of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI).

He is a former member of the private offices of the Commissioners for economic and monetary affairs Yves-Thibault de Silguy (Santer Commission), Pedro Solbes (Prodi Commission) and Joaquin Almunia (first Barroso Commission). He is graduated from HEC Paris (specialization in finance), Sciences-Po Paris (specialization in economics) and has a master in political science and a PHD in law. He has written numerous books and articles on EMU and EU affairs.