Annalisa Gigante is a Non-Executive Director of Cambridge Enterprise, she 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 of 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 carbon zero, 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 monograph on Innomaniacs.
Annalisa is an advisor and thought leader in innovation, leadership and corporate governance. She is Chair of Foundations for Learning, co-Chair of Women Corporate Directors in Switzerland, and RemCo member at Jagex, the Cambridge-based games studio. She is Italian, and an alumnus of the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences (bio), with an MBA from Bocconi.