Alessandro Palma

Entrepreneurship Expert


Alessandro (Ale) Palma is the Chief Operating and Financial Officer at legal tech start-up Legl, where he manages finance, business operations, people, and legal affairs.

Prior to Legl, he was the CFO of fintech startup Toqio where he managed financial operations, planning and insights, strategic funding, and investor relations.

Before transitioning to the early-stage world, Ale worked at AB InBev where he led finance and partnerships globally for the non-alcoholic beverages division and held various roles at the intersection of strategy, business development, and M&A. At AB InBev he delivered a $1B cost reduction programme, developed partnerships with global players in the food and beverage industry and managed the $11B sale of the company's Australian business.

Prior to AB InBev, Ale worked as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He began his career at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Ale holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Rome Sapienza and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Outside of work, Ale is a Board member and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee at the Accountability Lab, a non-profit organisation that makes governance work for people by supporting active citizens, responsible leaders and accountable institutions.