Alessandro Bragonzi holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Università “Luigi Bocconi” in Milan (Italy). He is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) since 2007.
He spent the first six years of his professional career working in financial risk management for leading Italian banks, top-tier consultancy firms and investment funds in Milan and Siena (Italy) and Luxembourg.
Alessandro has been working at EIB since 2010 as a loan officer and moving across different departments where he held various functions spanning across operations, strategy and policy dealing with both with internal and external stakeholders. He developed sound technical expertise, as loan officer, as well as excellent business relationship with other EU institutions, national authorities, financial intermediaries, and other business contacts at most senior level (CEOs, Heads of State, Finance Ministers, etc.). Alessandro has appraised, structured and negotiated financing for investment projects, leading multidisciplinary teams and lending to sovereign, banks and project finance.
In January 2019, he moved to the General Secretariat of the EIB and became EIB representative for Albania based in the EU Delegation in Tirana where he has been in charge of institutional and operational activities of EIB in Albania. Since January 2021, Alessandro has been appointed as new Head of Regional Representation for the Western Balkans in Belgrade.