Stefano Aversa is Co-President and Managing Director of AlixPartners and a member of the firm’s board of directors. A highly skilled turnaround expert with more than 25 years of experience, particularly in the automotive, high tech and consumer goods industries, he was previously co-leader of AlixPartners’ European operations and before that a founding member of its Milan office. Stefano joined AlixPartners from A.T. Kearney, where he was global leader of that firm’s automotive and aerospace practice. Formerly, he served in management positions at Magneti Marelli S.p.A., the automotive-component division of Fiat S.p.A., where he led both restructuring and growth initiatives.
At AlixPartners, Stefano works with investors, boards and managements of companies developing and implementing business plans and driving financial and operational turnarounds. He has assisted several global industrial companies through strategic and operational transitions in Europe, the Americas and Asia. His expertise includes:
- Leading complex international turnaround and restructuring cases working side-by-side with senior management
- Negotiate and reaching consensus with all stakeholders on viable industrial plans
- Driving the implementation of organizational transformations and performance improvement programs
He also works with private-equity funds, investment banks and law firms in critically important situations, such as mergers and acquisitions, “carve-out” sales or acquisitions, bankruptcies, and major litigations.
Stefano holds an MBA from the University of Turin and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from the University of Florence, both with honors. He is a frequent participant in and contributor to the World Economic Forum, and a member of the Bocconi University (Milan) Advisors group, the Turnaround Management Association, INSOL (the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals), and the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). Frequently quoted in the media globally, he is also a sought-after speaker on industrial and financial matters.