Between October and November, Mishcon de Reya put the spotlight on Africa by teaming up with Business Council for Africa to host two events. The first event was a roundtable featuring Emma Wade Smith, the UK Government’s first ever Trade Commissioner for Africa, and her team. During the discussion, attended by representatives of both large
Alessandra is Head of International Development at Mishcon de Reya, where she is responsible for international strategy, partnerships and new business. She joined Mishcon de Reya in 2017 from the UK Government where she spent five years both in the Cabinet Office/Downing street and in the Department for International Trade within the GREAT Britain campaign. Prior to that, Alessandra held roles at the retailer Tesco; the think tank Demos, the Young Foundation (centre for social innovation based in East London) and she was an academic in international security at the University of Birmingham and Cambridge. Alessandra is a member of the advisory council of YES BANK’s India Fintech Opportunities Review and a mentor on its YES Fintech accelerator programme for startups.