Alessandra Abate advises boards, CEOs and senior leaders of multinational companies undergoing business transformation. Alessandra is based in Milan, where she leads the Global Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice for Russell Reynolds Associates. She leverages her more than a decade of experience as a pharmaceutical executive to conduct leadership and succession assignments, talent benchmarking and executive assessment. Alessandra has built a reputation as a change leader, successfully driving business model transformation in product commercialization for several companies in the pharmaceuticals industry. She worked at leading firms including MSD, Amgen and Boehringer Ingelheim, leaning on her global experience to help firms succeed across country, regional and worldwide markets.
Alessandra received her degree in foreign languages and literature, with honors, from the Università di Roma La Sapienza and her MBA, with honors, from the Università LUISS Guido Carli, both in Rome, Italy. She is also an MMS certified coach and speaks fluent English, Italian and Portuguese.
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