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Andrea Legnani

Lecturer, Strategic Communication; President, Aluminati Enterprises

Andrea Legnani teaches Strategic Communication Management. He is the President of Aluminati Enterprises, helping companies build and manage their alumni networks to drive engagement, increase the hiring of boomerang employees, and grow their business. He joined the company in 2023 after a 20+ year career at Citi where he spent the first 9 years as Public Affairs Officer in Europe and finished the last 11 years in the US building and managing the Citi Alumni Network as Global Head of Alumni Relations. In this position he became one of the world’s leading experts in Corporate Alumni Networks.

Andrea mentors early-stage startups in collaboration with several NYC-based Accelerators. Between 2009 and 2011 he was Chairman of the Communications Committee inside the Italian Association of Foreign Banks (AIBE). He has also taught Strategic and Business Communication at NYU - Stern School of Business, and CUNY - Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business.  

Andrea started his career in 1993 with Burson-Marsteller Italy, a leading PR agency, soon becoming Senior Account Manager. In 1996 he joined Microsoft Italy as Head of Public Relations and Web Content Manager. In 1997 he joined Centromarca (Association of Branded Products Producers) as Head of the Press Office. Three years later he returned to a PR agency, Massmedia Partners – Weber Shandwick Group – as Director in charge of Business Development and Board Member. 

Andrea has a master’s degree in political science at the State University of Milan (Italy) and an advanced training in Public Affairs, Public Relations and Crisis Management at the Burson-Marsteller University. In his spare time, he is the President of the Colavita NYC Racing Team, a NYC-based amateur cycling team. He lives in New York City, is married and has one teenage son.