Art Basel is seen by many to be the most prestigious art fair of the year and the 49th edition is set to be no exception. Opening with preview days on 12 and 13 June, and running until the 17th, this year’s fair includes over 290 leading international galleries and is expected to welcome around 100,000 visitors.
Managing Director, Art Finance
Alessandro joined in 2020 to lead Gurr Johns’ Art Finance service, bringing a wealth of art financing and investment experience. He has advised on over $3bn worth of international transactions including cross-border corporate acquisitions, portfolio & fund management, as well as deploying and structuring complex debt and equity investments. Alessandro joined from The Fine Art Group where he was Vice President and CFO. Previously he was a portfolio manager and credit specialist at XXIII Capital, and prior to that worked at Citigroup and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Alessandro has a Bachelor of Commerce: Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from The University of Cape Town, and an MSc in Politics & Economics from University College London (UCL).