Annalisa Gigante - External Non-Executive Director
Annalisa Gigante has been an award winning innovator for 30 years, with a track record of commercial success, launching and building multi-billion new businesses across different industries from life sciences and chemicals to services and digital technologies.
She served as CTO of LafargeHolcim, and was an Executive Committee member at Adecco Group as Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer, both global leaders in their respective industries.
Annalisa started her career in consulting at Bain & Co in the consumer and retail practice. Her executive career includes international roles in innovation, business management, strategy and marketing for Monsanto, Manpower and Royal DSM. Her key focus areas are sustainability, digital technologies including AI and IoT, new business models, and building high performing teams. She has been the subject of two Masters’ theses on women top executives, and a recent monograph on Innomaniacs.
Annalisa is an advisor and conference speaker on innovation, leadership and corporate governance. She is Chair of Foundations for Learning, co-Chair of Women Corporate Directors in Switzerland, as well as Non-Executive Director at Katalyst Networks (USA) and RemCo member at Jagex, the Cambridge-based games studio.
She is Italian, and an alumnus of Queens’ in Natural Sciences (bio), with an MBA from Bocconi.