Athanasios Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Chair of the Asia School of Business. His research interests are on central banking, finance, and political economy and he has published extensively on these topics over the past three decades. Orphanides served as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus from May 2007 to May 2012. As governor he oversaw the introduction of the euro in Cyprus and subsequently served as member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank between January 2008 and May 2012. Following the creation of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2010, he was elected a member of its first Steering Committee. Prior to his appointment as Governor, Orphanides served as Senior Adviser at the Federal Reserve Board, where he had started his professional career as an economist. He has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics as well as a PhD in economics from MIT.