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Born in Salerno (Italy) on 27th April 1970

Education

Degree in Law (JD) from the State University in Milan

Master's Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Westminster

Other information

Bar in Italy (Avvocato)

Roll of Solicitor in England and Wales

Gianpaolo Alessandro

Head of Group Legal - Secretary of the Board of Directors

He holds a degree in Law (JD) from the State University in Milan and then successfully completed his Master's Degree in Law (LLM)  from the University of Westminster and was admitted to the Bar in Italy (Avvocato) and to the Roll of Solicitor in England and Wales.

He started his career as a lawyer in Milan in 1996 and worked at major international and Italian law firms in Milan and in London until 2005.

In September 2005 he started working for M.T.S. S.p.A. (Wholesale Fixed Income Market) as Head of Legal & Compliance and Secretary of the Management Board. Following MTS's integration into Borsa Italiana - London Stock Exchange Group, he became also responsible for the legal function in support of Borsa Italiana's Business Lines. Between 2005 and 2009, within the group, he was member of the Management Board of M.T.S S.p.A., member of the Supervisory Board of MTS Germany and Executive Director of EuroMTS Ltd.

In 2009 he joined General Electric as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors of GE Capital in Italy with Legal & Compliance responsibility and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team for GE Capital Interbanca banking group.

In September 2013 he was hired by UniCredit S.p.A. as Head of Corporate Affairs and Board Secretary Office and on the 1st December 2014 he was appointed as Co-Head of Group Legal, keeping at the same time the responsibility as Secretary of the Board of Directors.

On the 1st January 2016 he was appointed as General Counsel of UniCredit Group and as such is Senior Executive Vice President of the Executive Management Committee.