Alessandra Ricci has been Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of SACE since May 2022.
Born in Rome in 1969, Ricci graduated at the LUISS University of Rome specializing in Economics and Commerce, and has gained extensive experience in the international corporate finance sector.
She began her career in 1995 with Mediocredito Centrale, holding managerial positions for 10 years in the area of Project Financing
for international projects in Europe and emerging markets.
In 2005 she joined SACE, where she assumed positions of increasing responsibility until she first became Chief Business Officer and then Chief Marketing & Underwriting Officer.
From 2017 to 2020 she held the position of CEO of SIMEST, financial company specializing in supporting the internationalization of Italian companies, controlled by SACE from 2016 to 2022.
In 2020, she returned back to SACE to develop the programs linked to the new mandates on the domestic market, becoming in 2021 Head of the Garanzia Italia Program – a State aid measure to support the liquidity of Italian companies hit by the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic - and the Green New Deal - to support the Italian green transition.