Alessandra Piccinino was born in Naples on 31 August 1962.
She holds a Degree with Honours in Economics from Naples University, and completed her education with a Master Degree in European Advanced Studies at the College of Europe, Brussels, Belgium. She worked for over twenty years for the American Corporation Dow Chemical, holding various positions in finance and administration with responsibility over several countries (1987-2009). She has been CFO in Axitea, an Italian leader in security, held by an English private equity firm (2010-13), Financial Advisor for Fintech and Insurtech companies, angel investor and member of Italian Angel for Growth (IAG), a network of business angels. She has been Consultant for FIA (the International Automobile Federation) in 2018. Lately, she has been Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Moleskine, a leading lifestyle brand with a global presence, and part of the listed D’Ieteren Group, Belgium (2019-2021). Since September 2021 she is Chief Financial Officer of Lifestyle DESIGN, a family of international brands in the design and luxury furnishing sector, including Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Luxury Living, Janus, Ceccotti, Cappellini, Karakter, Luminaire e Interni, all controlled by the American group Haworth. Since 2012, she has been a Board Director of listed and non-listed companies, including: Ansaldo STS SpA (2015-16), Mediaset SpA (2015-18), American School of Milan (2012-2020) of which she was the Chair. Currently, she is: since 2017 independent non-executive director of Italgas Reti SpA, a leading operator in natural gas distribution in Italy and Europe; since 2018 independent non-executive director of Pierrel SpA, a supplier of services to the pharmaceutical industry; since 2020 member of the Steering Committee of Italian Angel for Growth; since June 2021 non-executive independent director, Chairman del Audit Committee and member of the Related Parties Committee of MFE – MEDIAFOREUROPE N.V., the financial holding of Mediaset Group.