Alessandra PerrazzelliDeputy Governor

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Born in Genoa on 13 August 1961.

Member of the Governing Board and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy from 10 May 2019 (Presidential Decree of 3 May 2019). In this capacity, she is also a member of the Joint Directorate of the Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS).

She sits on the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) of the European Central Bank.

Since 2021, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bambino Gesù children' hospital in Rome and a member of the Advisory Board of the FinTech and InsurTech Observatory of the Polytechnic University of Milan.

She was previously Italy Country Manager for Barclays Bank and sat on the Boards of Directors of Monte Titoli SpA, A2A and ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanese).

She worked in Intesa Sanpaolo as Head of International Regulatory & Antitrust Affairs and as CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk. She began her career as a lawyer at leading law firms in New York and Brussels, specializing in the fields of banking law, financial services and public utilities.

She is a member of the New York State Bar.

In Italy, she was a founder and chair of Valore D, an association that aims to help propel talented women to corporate management roles. She also founded and directed the Gemma Project, set up to support female talent within the Intesa San Paolo group.

In the course of her career, Alessandra Perrazzelli has received widespread recognition and awards for her work on diversity and inclusion, and for the promotion of technological innovation in the financial industry.

In 1986 she graduated with honours from the University of Genoa with a degree in law. In 1988 she obtained a Master of Laws in Corporation Law from New York University School of Law.

She has been an alumna of the University of Stanford Business School since 2018.

In 2021, she was awarded a Knighthood in the Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic.

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