Mario Draghi: The Man Who Would Save Europe

Last year the 65-year-old Italian economist found himself — to the slow-dawning appreciation of governments and bankers from Beijing to Washington — the most prominent and powerful defender of European integration. “Super Mario” saved the euro, literally, at least in the short term. His heroics won him plaudits, but his fellow delegates among the world’s financial elite, gathering from Jan. 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, will clamor to know how he believes the currency can overcome the huge existential challenges it still faces.