Digital Payments and Innovation Director, Group Digital at Lloyds Banking Group
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Alessandro is the Director of Innovation and Digital Payments, responsible for accelerating the pace of innovation at LBG and of strengthening the Group’s contribution to the UK digital payments market. He joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2011 as Director of Internet Strategy and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Banking at Lloyds Banking Group where was responsible for the definition Digital Banking strategy, leading innovation and the implementation of all new digital offerings. Previously he was the Managing Director of PayPoint.net a payment processing business.
Prior to this role he was Director of Large Merchant Services at PayPal, where his work led to PayPal becoming the leading alternative payment proposition for large UK retailers. He has also worked at GE Capital to lead teams offering lending and card products to consumers and businesses across several European markets.
In the earlier part of his career, Alessandro worked as a Civil Engineer building roads and railways in West Africa and Central Europe. Alessandro holds a BSc in Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MSc in Engineering from the University of Rome. He has an MBA from INSEAD and speaks five languages. He lives London with his wife and two daughters.