About The Speaker
Andrea is the Founder and CEO of Football Benchmark and Ace Advisory, a spinoff of the Global Sports and Leisure Centre of Excellence of KPMG. Football Benchmark is an interactive platform delivering extensive wealth of data on the business performance of football clubs, the market values of thousands of footballers and the performance of prominent social media accounts. Since 1994, and for more than 27-year, Andrea worked for KPMG, where he was the Global Head of Sports and Head of the CEE Real Estate, Leisure and Tourism Practice. Since 2019, he is also Adjunct Professor of Sport Business and Management at Bocconi University in Milan. In football, some of Andrea's major clients in recent years include FIFA, FIFPRO, European Leagues, ECA, many Football Associations and leading Clubs, Qatar Sport Investment and several Sovereign Wealth Funds, mainly from the Middle East. Andrea has initiated and authored tens of thought leadership research on behalf of KPMG in the football, golf, tourism and leisure industries. He is also a regular guest speaker of SKY Football Benchmark, a weekly program of football finance and economic aspects broadcast by SKY Sports Italy.