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Perrazzelli Alessandra


General Information

Born in Genova on 13 August 1961

Stanford University: Executive Program on Leadership and Innovation, 2018
New York University School of Law: LL.M in Corporate Law, 1988
University of Genoa Law School: Juris Doctor, Magna cum Laude, 1986


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Professional experience

Barclays Bank PLC, Milan & London
Italy Country Manager 2013 - 2017

  • 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

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

  • 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)
  • Responsible for Compliance of Intesa Sanpaolo group to Antitrust & Com-petition laws & regulations at national, European and International level; assisting the Group in all competition law matters, in particular in JV and acquisition notifications, state aid matters and infringements of internal mar- ket rules
  • Responsible for the Gemma Project, a project aimed at creating a corpo-rate culture that enhances women’s talent, develops talent pools, manages diversity & promotes inclusion within Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk provides 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

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

  • 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 position, assisted market entrance, radio spectrum allocation and state aids

Olivetti, Brussels & Rome
Head of Regulatory & Competition Law 1995 - 1996

  • 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

Brosio, Casati e Associati (now with Allen & Overy), Milan
Associate lawyer 1994 - 1995

  • 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

Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop LLP), New York & Brussels
Associate lawyer 1988 - 1993

  • 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

Studio de Andre’, Genoa
Associate lawyer 1986 - 1987

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


Board Memberships

Monte Titoli SpA
Member of the Board 2018 – present

Vice President, Member of the Board and President of Remuneration Committee 2017 - present

ATM, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi SpA
Member of the Board, President of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Infrastructure & Strategy Committee 2011 - 2017

M5 Metropolitana Milanese
Member of the Board 2015 - 2016

Atlante Venture and Atlante Venture Mezzogiorno
Member of the Investment Committee 2008 - 2013

  • Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Venture Capital Funds for Innovative Companies

Fondazione Filarete for start-ups in the Biomedical sector Member of the Board 2008 - 2013



Valore D
President 2010 - 2013

  • Valore D is an association of more than 100 large Italian & multinational companies active in the field of diversity management, whose main target is to bring more women at the top of leading companies in Italy
  • Established in 2009, it works in five main areas: role-models, mentorship, skill building, work-life balance, social innovation



  • Women & Tech – Le Tecnovisionaire Award, Winner for “Finance and Social Innovation “ category, 2017
  • Barclays, Finalist, Rising Star nomination, for introducing innovative business solutions, 2014
  • Ready for Board Women, Professional Women International, included in list of potential women candidates for board membership in leading Italian & Interna- tional companies, 2011 & 2012
  • Winner of the 2007 Bellisario Prize for outstanding professional women in the sector Communicating Business at International Level
  • Global Competition Review, a survey of the world’s leading women lawyers in competition law: included amongst 100 Best Lawyers Worldwide, 2004
  • Global Competition Review, a survey of the world’s leading competition law practices: included amongst 100 Best Heads of the Competition Departments in law firms, 2002
  • Euromoney: included in Guide to World’s Leading Telecomms Lawyers, 2000
  • Who’s Who of telecom lawyers: listed amongst The World’s Best Lawyers, 1999


Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the Italian Bar
  • Admitted to the State of New York Bar


  • Italian mother tongue
  • English nearly mother tongue
  • Fluent French


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