Demosthenes Ioannou

Lead Economist in the Directorate General Monetary Policy at European Central Bank

Demos Ioannou has worked at the ECB since 2000, in the Directorate General International and European Relations, DG-Economics, and as Head of the ECB Representative Office in Brussels. He has represented the ECB as Member in the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) of the EU, and as observer participant in the ECOFIN Council and the EU Macroeconomic Dialogue. His tasks have covered EMU governance, the ECB’s interaction with the other EU institutions, the ECB’s macroeconomic projections, structural policies, EU economic convergence, and the ERM II. He has led teams at the ECB dealing with the European Parliament's monetary dialogue and the inter-institutional relations of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and banking union more generally. He worked in the economic office of Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos. He is currently a Lead Economist in the DG-Monetary Policy of the ECB. He has studied economics, politics and philosophy and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.