Alessandra Abate

Alessandra has built a reputation as a change leader, successfully driving business model transformation in product commercialization for several companies in the pharmaceuticals industry.

Alessandra Abate leads the global Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Practice and is a key member of the firm’s Healthcare and Corporate Officers Sectors. She leverages more than a decade as a pharmaceutical executive to advise boards, CEOs and senior leaders of multinational clients undergoing business transformation. Alessandra focuses on leadership and succession assignments, talent benchmarking, executive assessment and coaching. Currently based in Milan, she has been working globally for over a decade, living across several European countries.  

Prior to joining RRA, she worked at leading Pharma companies 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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