Pietro Castronovo is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Strategy and Performance Improvement practice in Dubai. Mr. Castronovo heads Private Equity and Investment group practice in the Middle East. He has more than 18 years of experience with a focus on M&A, strategy, turnaround, restructuring and transformation programs across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Mr. Castronovo has performed multiple pre-deal and post-deal assignments, including commercial, operational, vendor due diligence and post-merger integration.
Mr. Castronovo has an extensive experience both sell-side and buy-side. During this period of COVID, he successfully completed several end-to-end sell-side mandates in a distressed environment.
Previously, Mr. Castronovo served as the interim Chief Integration Officer during the merger of two leading Financial Institutions in the MENA region, where he led the team defining the strategy and operating model for the merged entity, the integration plan, target cost and revenue synergies, reporting to the CEO and Board of Directors.
Mr. Castronovo was appointed CEO and General Manager for an Italian consumer credit company owned by a Private Equity Fund, where he designed and implemented a restructuring plan involving a merger of two operating companies, cost cutting and revenue enhancement initiatives.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Castronovo served as a professional at Bain & Company and Ernst & Young.
Mr. Castronovo holds a MSc cum laude in Business Administration and he is a Chartered Financial Accountant & Auditor.