Andrea Vismara graduated magna cum laude in Business Administration from the Bocconi University in Milan, with part of his studies at the New York University. He began his career in London, at Goldman Sachs International, where from July 1990 to May 1995 he gained experience within the Corporate Finance team, then in the debt capital markets department with responsibility for bond issues on behalf of Italian clients.
Between July 1995 and January 2006 he divided his time between the Milan and London offices of Barclays, de Zoete Wedd (later acquired by Credit Suisse) and Credit Suisse, first as a member of the M&A team, then as Head of Equity Capital Markets for the Italian and Southern European markets. Subsequently, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2002-2003 and that of legal representative and Senior Coverage Officer of CSFB’s Italian Branch from 2004.
Between April 2006 and December 2007, he worked as a freelance consultant for large industrial groups. In 2008 he joined Equita as head of the Investment Banking and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Equita Group and Equita SIM.