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Perrazzelli Alessandra


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Born in Genova on 13 August 1961


University of Genoa Law School: Juris Doctor, Magna cum Laude, 1986

New York University School of Law: LL.M in Corporate Law, 1988


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Professional experience

From 2013 to today
Barclays Bank PLC, Milano & Londra:
Italy Country Manager

  • Head of Italian Franchise; responsible for Retail, Corporate & Investment Banking business
  • Member of the European Retail EXCO and of the Citizenship Investment Committee at Group level
  • Chair of Italian Country Management Committee and of the Italian Branch Risk & Controls Committee
  • Restructured the Italian Franchise at business & governance levels, to rein- force controls and change the strategy of the retail business
  • Implemented Group strategy in the sale of the European Retail business by restructuring and selling the Italian Retail Network
  • Introducer and senior leading member of the Investment Banking Team and Corporate Team in several pitches and mandates in the Italian banking & industry sectors

From 2003 to 2013
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Brussels & Milan:
Head of International Regulatory & Antitrust Affairs, Staff to CEO, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk

  • Represented interests of Intesa Sanpaolo group before the national, European & International Institutions in the fields of banking, financial services law & regulation, company law & consumer protection regulation
  • Drafted & negotiated position papers; participated in consultative groups / fora of the European Commission, European Parliament, European Banking Federation (EBF), AFME & Italian Banking Association (ABI)
  • Had responsibility for Compliance of Intesa Sanpaolo group to Antitrust & Competition laws & regulations at national, European and International level; assisted the Group in all competition law matters, in particular in JV and acquisition notifications, state aid matters and infringements of internal market rules
  • Had responsibility for the Gemma Project, a project aimed at creating a corporate culture that enhances women’s talent, develops talent pools, manages diversity & promotes inclusion within Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk provided services to innovative companies and SMEs to access EU funding under the European Commission R&D programs; pro- viding candidate companies with a technology rating of their research projects and partnership opportunities through an extensive companies’ database; scouting for innovative SMEs for Intesa Sanpaolo’s venture capital fund

From 1997 to 2003
O’Connor & Company European Lawyers, Brussels: Partner responsible for public utilities-network industry dept

  • Assisted major European operators in the telecommunications, energy and postal sectors in the field of EC and national competition laws
  • Advised clients & international corps on broad scope of EC competition law
  • Represented clients before the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance, as well as national courts and national antitrust  authorities
  • Represented and assisted clients in landmark cases of abuse of dominant po- sition, assisted market entrance, radio spectrum allocation and state aids

From 1995 to 1996
Olivetti, Brussels & Roma:
Head of Regulatory & Competition Law   

  • Assisted the President, CEO and top management in negotiating strategic alliances in the telecommunications and multimedia sector
  • Assisted with the telecommunications ventures of the group, Omnitel and Infostrada in the regulatory strategy; competition law cases and notification of joint ventures before EU and Italian authorities
  • Drafted & defended industry position papers & legislative proposals
  • Participated in Community, Italian, WTO & G7 procedures

From 1994 to 1995
Brosio, Casati e Associati (oggi Allen & Overy), Milan: Associate lawyer

  • Represented and assisted Italian clients in the EU & Italian telecomms and competition law sectors
  • Won leading Italian case on liberalisation of telecomms services & application of EC law before national courts & national antitrust authority
  • Represented and assisted Italian, other European & American companies and individuals in the fields of Italian & EU financial services and banking laws

From 1988 to 1993
Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop LLP), New  York  &  Brussels
: Associate lawayer

  • Assisted & advised American, Italian and other European banks & investment companies on EU financial services law
  • Advised on implications of EC regulatory developments in financial services
  • Provided wide-ranging advice in the field of telecommunications & application of EU competition rules to the sector
  • Negotiated numerous mergers, acquisitions and take-overs
  • Drafted & negotiated documents with respect to secured & unsecured loan transactions, currency and interest swaps transactions
  • Assisted US companies in negotiating acquisitions in Europe and vice versa

From 1986 to 1987
Studio de Andre’, Genoa
: Associate lawyer

  • Negotiated international acquisitions, mergers and company take-overs
  • Represented clients in bankruptcy and general corporate law transactions


Experience in Boards of Directors

Member of the Board, Vice President: A2A SPA (from 2017)
Member of the Board, President of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Infrastructure & Strategy Committee: ATM, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi SpA (from 2011 to 2017)
Member of the Board: M5 Metropolitana Milanese (from 2015 to 2016)
Member of the Investment Committee: Atlante Venture and Atlante Venture Mezzogiorno (from 2008 to 2013)

  • Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Venture Capital Funds for Innovative Companies

Member of the Board: Fondazione Filarete for start-ups in the Biomedical sector (from 2008 to 2013)


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