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Alessandro Mele

Founder & CEO

The CEO has the prime responsibility for managing the Advisory Board and the EthicalFin Team. Alessandro began his career in the 1990s in London and New York with Financial Security Assurance and later worked with important international investment banks: Deutsche Bank, HVB and Bank of America. Throughout his professional career, Alessandro has focused on structured finance, securitisations, Asset-Backed Securities and the acquisition of illiquid credit portfolios. He became head of the Southern Europe securitisation team at HVB and subsequently head of the Continental Europe ABS origination team at Bank of America. As CEO of EthicalFin, Alessandro implements growth strategies for the company, coordinates the team’s activities and he is directly involved in structured finance, investment “clubs” and capital markets transactions. Alessandro has set himself the task of establishing a truly ethical culture within the company and has laid the foundation stones in EthicalFin’s stated core corporate values.

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Alexandra Mele Nee Bottlang

Co-Founder

Alexandra Mele, Managing Director, London: she began her career at the end of the 1990s and has extensive experience in equity derivatives, ETFs, structured product listings and warrants trading. Alexandra began her career in the summer of 1996 as a lawyer on the Bankers Trust warrants trading desk in Zurich, and then began working in trading. She moved to London in 1997 and, following the acquisition of Bankers Trust by Deutsche Bank, she began working in origination, where she was responsible for selling equity derivatives to Swiss clients. When she left Deutsche Bank, she was COO of the equity derivatives trading desk in Zurich. Alexandra has a degree in law from the University of Basel.

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Alfredo Fineschi,

Senior Manager, NPLs

Alfredo has over 15 years experience in the credit collections and non-performing loan market. After 3 years with Maggiore and DaimlerChrysler Financial Services, he joined the Capitalia Service JV as senior asset manager; he was hired by Pirelli as Team Leader in their NPLs division. After a brief stint with Jupiter, he started working as an independent advisor building on his experience and client base.

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Elena Shebunyaeva,

Manager

Elena has an extensive experience in investor and shareholder relations, financial, operational and strategic analysis, as well as corporate reporting. She started her career as an analyst in the investment fund focussed on the emerging equity market in Russia. Further, she spent 5 years in the investor relations function of the NYSE listed telecommunications group being the point of contact for the global investment community, managing financial results disclosures and various investor relations processes. Elena holds an MBA degree from Cass Business School (London, UK). She is passionate about new technology based business ideas and their disruptive impact on the traditional business models.

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Angelo Granati

Client Relationship Management

Angelo has more than 40 years in the banking, relationship management and private wealth sectors. After graduating in maths, he started his career in information technology. He was initially hired by BNL and then moved to Gruppo Credito Valtellinese di Sondrio, where he became Vice General Manager of their IT company specialised in the banking sector; he also became a member of the Steering Committee and the Board of the Interbanking Consortium, where he was instrumental to the development and launch of innovative banking services. In 2000 he was hired by Banca Agricola Mantovana and promoted to Managing Director; after the acquisition by Banca MPS, he took over responsibility for the coordination, management and delivery of the marketing activities for their telematic services of the virtual banking platform. More recently he was a private banker with Allianz. Angelo has a strong passion for technological innovation and sustainability and enjoys long walks in the Alps and photography.

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Luca Cordelli

Corporate Lawyer

Luca has tremendous international experience having worked on corporate and acquisition finance, private equity, venture capital transactions in Europe and the USA over the last 20 years. Luca is a qualified lawyer expert under Italian, English and Americal law. Luca graduated in law at the University of Siena and completed his LLM at Fordham University in New York.

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Patricia Robertson

Compliance Specialist

Patricia is director of Westport Global Ltd and has been working as Compliance Specialist in the financial services industry for over 25 years and has been involved in a variety of markets including soft and hard commodities and financial indices in Austria, South Africa, United States, Germany, France and England. During her career, Patricia has opened new offices in Paris and London, before turning her hand to the consultancy sector she was the director (COO) of Greenwich Europe Ltd for ten years. Since 2006 she has been a consultant and operates as a Compliance Specialist. Patricia has a degree from the University of London, SOAS, and she is a Fellowof the CISI.