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 has held 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 an adjunct professor of financial institutions and markets law in the master's degree Clefin at the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan.
Since 2020 he has been the director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUSFIL, European Union Sustainable Finance and Law, focused on the sustainable finance field, mainly referring to the recent reform of the EU financial system. EUSFIL aims to attract competence and knowledge on European Union subjects and brings together high-level experts to create links between the various disciplines and resources in European Sustainable Finance studies and structure connections with academic institutions in other countries.
He has published widely in insurance and financial services law. He has served as an adviser to, and participated in, expert working groups established by public institutions on financial and insurance markets regulation, focusing 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 has been a member of the Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities, of which he was appointed as chairman in 2021. Since 2019 he has been an academic member of the Technical Working Group on Ecolabel criteria for Financial Products at the European Commission. Since 2019 he has been 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 and strategic issues.
His academic publications deal with insurance and financial markets regulation and corporate law topics. The most recent activities include several publications and conference presentations dealing with sustainable finance and integrating the sustainability risks and factors in the investor protection regime and non-financial reporting and listed companies' disclosure.