Andrea is a partner and co-lead of Keystone’s European practice. He is a leading European expert in antitrust and competition economics. His focus is on advising companies and government bodies on merger reviews, antitrust, litigation and regulation with a special focus on the digital economy.
Prior to Keystone, Andrea was the CEO of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for six years until July 2022. He has over twenty-five years of competition economics experience and was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Competitive Markets in the 2020 New Year Honours. He led the CMA between 2016 and 2022 during a period of significant growth following the UK exit from the EU. Under his leadership, the agency built pioneering data and technology capabilities, now being adopted by other leading agencies, and worked on many high-profile global mergers and antitrust cases involving digital businesses. Before joining the CMA as an executive board member in 2013, Andrea was a Director of Competition Economics at Ofcom (UK Media and Telecom regulator) and a Partner in the London office of Charles River Associates.
He has a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and a first degree in Economics from Bocconi University.
In his free time he enjoys travelling, reading fiction, going to the cinema or the theatre and watching football.