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Annalisa Gigante, Former CTO & SVP Innovation, LafargeHolcim

Annalisa Gigante
Former CTO & SVP Innovation

Annalisa is a Senior executive (EVP) with Fortune 300 Executive Board experience and a background in consumer and industrial businesses. She possesses 15 years of delivering digital transformation and significant experience in mergers and acquisitions. Annalisa has quite the impressive track record of innovation, restructuring and achieving growth in global companies by adopting new technologies, collaborating with customers and colleagues. Her teams have been recognized winning numerous innovation awards. 

Her career highlights include: Head of Innovation & R&D (CHF 20B company), Chief Business Development Officer (€21B sales, €1B+ M&A); Chief Marketing Officer (brand value €1.4B, budget €150MM, team 770 people, 100+ brands). 
Top academic background: Cambridge University BA hons, & MA hons in Natural Sciences, MBA Bocconi. 

Specialties include: extensive industry experience in Life Sciences, Food & Nutrition, Chemicals (Monsanto, DSM), Building Materials (LafargeHolcim), Human Capital Services (Adecco & Manpower). Additional background in Strategy Consulting (Bain) and 10 years of Board service in the non-profit sector.

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