Director EMEA Controlling at Aliaxis

  • MSc Law and Accounting (London School of Economics)
  • Master’s degree International Relations (University of Trieste)

“A couple of years ago the company where I was working was considering the launch of a corporate sustainability campaign and I introduced the leadership team to a global leader in environmental issues. My colleagues were keen on hearing from an expert engaged in pro bono projects with a range of large multi nationals but it turned out that they had not finalised their case and their pitch.

It was a nice meeting, but it remained at an exploratory level. In hindsight, I would say that we did not make the best use of my connection’s time. However, it allowed us to go back to the drawing board, face our lack of preparation and better structure our objectives and plan.”


Antonella took up the role in 2014, based in Brussels. Prior to this, she spent 8 years with Eli Lilly, the US pharmaceutical company, in a variety of roles including Treasury, Six Sigma and Financial Controlling, always with a European scope. Antonella had previously spent three years with Citigroup Corporate Banking based in London, Paris and briefly in New York. Before leaving her native Italy, she spent 3 years at Banca Intesa – one of the leading Italian banks.

She started her career working for the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO in Geneva.

Antonella holds a MSc in Law and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Trieste.

In her free time Antonella sings in a choir, she likes to cook for family and friends, and she is an avid reader of books and articles on business organizations. Antonella is married and has two children.

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