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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



Vice President (with responsibility for Credit and Finance) 2019 - Present

  • Assolombarda is a business association that operates in the Metropolitan City of Milan and the provinces of Lodi, Monza and Brianza.
  • Assolombarda, in terms of size and representation, is the most important association in the entire Confindustria System. It gives voice to and protects the interests of around 6,000 businesses of all sizes, national and international, producers of goods and services in all commodity sectors. The association system covers more than 357,000 employees.

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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