Pietro Candela is the head of Alipay in Italy. With over 700 million active users in China and 900 million in Asia, Alipay is a global leader in digital finance technology and mobile payment. Before Alipay, Pietro worked in the general management consulting industry. He was partner at EY (formerly known as Ernst&Young), member of the EMEIA Advisory Center, dealing with customer innovation and digital strategies in Europe-Middle East-India-Africa. Before EY, Pietro was partner at Booz&Company, where he was member of the European Communication, Media and Technology group, leading the Digital Business & Technology practice in Italy. Along his consulting experience, Pietro specialized in payments, digital media, innovation serving major publc and private institutions in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia. Pietro got a degree in Electronic Engineering and MBA at the Politecnico of Milan.