Since co-founding Alto Partners in 2000, Raffaele de Courten has served as Managing Director and Partner. Prior to founding Alto Partners, he was employed from 1998 to 2000 at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg as counsel of the Italian Executive Vice President. From 1987 to 1998, Raffaele de Courten was appointed a Senior Manager of the corporate finance division at Mediobanca, assisting a number of such prestigious clients as Enel, Ferrovie dello Stato, Assicurazioni Generali, Italcementi, the EIB and the World Bank in their debt capital markets and structured products operations. Raffaele de Courten graduated in Business Administration from LUISS University in Rome. In addition to supervising Alto Partners’ activities, he focuses on deal origination, debt structuring, fundraising and investors relations. Raffaele de Courten was member of AIFI’s board of directors from 2010 to 2015 and Chairman of its mid-market Commission from 2013 to 2015. He was a member of AIFI’s General private equity Board and Guarantee Committee.