Michele Siri is a full professor of business law at the University of Genoa (Italy) and director of the Genoa Centre for Law and Finance. Since 2017 he holds a Jean Monnet Chair on European Union Financial and Insurance Markets Regulation, awarded by European Commission in 2017 for teaching and research activities devoted to the EU regulation of the financial and insurance sector. He is also a visiting professor of financial institutions and markets law at the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan. Since 2020 is the director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUSFIL, European Union Sustainable Finance and Law, focused on the sustainable finance field, with particular referring to the recent reform of the EU financial system.
He has published widely in the fields of insurance and financial services law, and he has served as an adviser to and participated in expert working groups initiated by public institutions, such as the Italian Government and the Italian Supervisory Authorities, on financial and insurance markets regulation with a special focus on European Union policy initiatives. Michele Siri was appointed in 2017 by ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, as a permanent member of the Consultative Working Group for Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee (IPISC). Since 2018 he is a member of the Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities.
In the private sector, Michele has fulfilled independent director roles for boards both of financial institutions and listed companies. He an academic member of the scientific committee at Nedcommunity, the Italian association of non-executive and independent board members. Since 2019 he is an academic member of the advisory committee of the Italian Financial Markets Authority (CONSOB), which has been set up to express opinions on regulatory subjects as well as on strategic issues. He is also an academic fellow of EBI, the European Banking Institute in Frankfurt and academic member of SUSFIN Research Network for Sustainable Finance at the University of Zurich.
His academic publications deal with sustainable finance, insurance, financial markets, corporate law topics. The main research interests concern the corporate governance of financial institutions, investor protection, and the regulation of financial and insurance intermediaries. He is a guest contributor to the Oxford Business Law Blog. He is also a member of several editorial board or committee of referees of Italian and European law reviews and series on insurance law and financial services regulation, including the AIDA Europe Research Series on Insurance Law and Regulation.