Born in Naples in 1964, Ernesto Albanese graduated in Political Sciences and International Economics at Federico II University in Naples, completed his education with a master’s degree in Services Marketing at Unioncamere (Consortium of Italian Chambers of Commerce) and later attended specialist courses at SDA Bocconi and The Institute of Marketing in London.
He has over 25 years of experience, most of which as a top manager in public and private companies in different service sectors, especially transport, tourism and sport.
During his professional career, he worked in Alitalia and Seat Pagine Gialle, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Eurofly S.p.A., general director of Coni Servizi S.p.A., Chief Executive Officer of Atahotels and the Fondiaria-Sai Group, and General Director of the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic Games in Rome.
He is the founder and CEO of Fattore Italia S.r.l., and the Chief Executive Officer of CampusX S.r.l., a company that manages university residences in Rome, Bari and Chieti.
He is President of l’Altra Napoli Onlus, member of the Board of Directors of Autogrill S.p.A., Focus Investments International B.V. and Prelios Deutschland, the vocational training consortium ELIS and Sportcast S.r.l.
In 2007, he was awarded the title of Commendatore (Knight Commander) of the Italian Republic.