Alessandro Prandi, currently Global Head Continuous Improvement of R&D in Sandoz, the Generics division of Novartis, is a versatile and accomplished Senior Manager, with over 15 years of experience in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, product development, strategy, management and management consulting. He has gained a broad international and industry exposure in multiple countries across Europe, covering key positions, besides Sandoz, in McKinsey&Co and Procter&Gamble. Recognized for expertise in operational excellence, performance management, strategy development, turnaround programs design and implementation and change management, his professional passion is to design and create a better and more efficient working environment, in which people can leverage their full potential and drive superior results and business achievements. Alessandro holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Politecnico of Torino and has a Master in Management from Universite’ Libre of Brussels.