Alessandro Minichilli is a Full Professor at the Management & Technology Department of Bocconi University. At SDA Bocconi he is Associate Dean for Faculty, Director of the Corporate Governance Lab, and co-Director of the eSG Lab - excellence in Sustainability and Governance for SMEs. Since 2021 he is also Faculty Deputy of the Strategy, Enterpreneurship and Governance Knowledge Group. Formerly, he has been Director of Research - Claudio Dematté Corporate and Financial Institutions Division.
His collaboration with SDA began in 2004. Since then, he has taught several courses on Corporate Governance and Family Business both in Master programs (MBA, GEMBA), and in executive courses. In this regard, he is the scientific coordinator of the SDA Bocconi - Elite (Borsa Italiana) program, as well as the director of Board induction initiatives for listed and unlisted companies.
His areas of expertise concern the design of corporate governance systems, especially during the transition and managerialization processes of family-owned companies. Currently, his research and dissemination activities are focused on the characteristics and operating mechanisms of the corporate governance structures of large listed companies, as well as on the succession processes in family businesses, with emphasis on the selection and training of new generations. In this respect, he serves as educator and advisor of family firms and business families, as well as an independent expert in the board review process of several listed companies. He serves as independent director in both listed and private companies.
He is the author of over 70 mainly international scientific publications on these topics. His work has appeared in the most prestigious journals such as Management Science, the Strategic Management Journal and Corporate Governance: An International Review, among others. He is also the author of numerous research reports, in particular the annual report of the Corporate Governance Lab, which monitors the largest 6,000 Italian companies on issues such as ownership, corporate, and managerial governance. For many years, he has collaborated on the development of the AIDAF-Unicredit-Bocconi Observatory on Italian family businesses. He is a member of the scientific board of some major international journals such as Family Business Review, the Strategic Management Journal, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the Journal of Management Studies. He is part of several international scientific societies including the Academy of Management (AoM) and the Strategic Management Society (SMS).
Alessandro holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management from Università Bocconi. He is married and has three children.