Alessandro Minichilli is an Associate Professor at the Management & Technology Department of Università Bocconi, where was also the Director of the MSc in Management. From January 2017 to December 2020, he was Research Director - Claudio Dematté Corporate and Financial Institutions Division. Since 2019 he has also been the Director of the Corporate Governance Lab of SDA Bocconi. Since 2021 he has also been Faculty Deputy of the Strategy and Enterpreneurship Knowledge Group.
His collaboration with SDA began in 2004. Since then, he has taught in numerous courses on Corporate Governance and Family Business both in Master programs (MBA, GEMBA), and in executive education courses (custom and open). In this regard, he is the scientific coordinator of the SDA Bocconi - Elite (Borsa Italiana) education, as well as the director of Board induction initiatives for listed and unlisted companies. In addition, he regularly serves as an independent expert in the board review process of some listed 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 three main themes. The first concerns the characteristics and operating mechanisms of the corporate governance structures of large listed companies. The second relates to succession processes and their planning within family businesses, with an emphasis on the selection and training of the new generations. The third concerns the composition and characteristics of top management in different types of companies and, more generally, the relationships between top management and corporate strategic choices.
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 and dissemination 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.