Alessandra Ugoli 15-Oct-2021 08:45:00 4 min read

#QuintasStories | Alessandra Ugoli

Alessandra Ugoli

Country Manager, Italy

  • Joined Quintas: 2020
  • Education: University of Rome, Economics and Commerce, 1993
  • Interests: Arts, reading and running.

I have been working as a freelance chartered accountant and auditor for over 25 years. I joined Quintas officially at the beginning of 2020, but have been working closely with the company as an external advisor for their Italian clients since 2011.

When I joined the Quintas team full-time as the Country Manager for Italy, it was a huge professional move for me. I have spent the majority of my career as a freelancer, working with clients from all over the world and from different industries. This role is quite different because I am working specifically within one sector. I am thrilled I made this move. Quintas is a forward-thinking organisation, and it is truly motivating to work for a company like this. I love working with young people, it is always exciting and refreshing. They share their enthusiasm with me, and I share my experience with them.

“Quintas is a forward-thinking organisation, and it is truly motivating to work for a company like this."

In terms of my academic background, I graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Rome in 1993 and became a chartered accountant. I also completed an MBA thanks to a scholarship from Renault, Italy.

It became clear in my mind that, together with finance, my passion was accounting and fiscality. For this reason, I spent three years working for a consultancy firm as a financial auditor before becoming self-employed. I continued to work for small and medium-sized companies as a freelance accountant and auditor alongside delivering lectures and training sessions, mainly covering the concepts of managing a company from a cost management control and financial perspective.

One of the best parts of my role at Quintas is the opportunity to interact with people have direct contact with our clients. I am a people person, and I enjoy the chance to explain face-to-face what we do for clients to ensure we can achieve the maximum results for their renewable assets.

As I have worked with Quintas and its Italian clients for over ten years, I have built a solid relationship with them all. Supported by a qualified team, I manage and take care of the assets for our Italian clients as if they were my own.

As the Country Manager for Italy, I support new business development and manage all fiscal-related matters for our Italian clients. I also coordinate with our finance, technical and legal teams to give me an overall understanding of the Italian portfolios. This means I can see how the assets are performing from every point of view.

“Stay humble, and you will find that there is something valuable to learn from every single person you meet."

My job is challenging, but I am passionate about what I do. I love working in the renewable energy industry because it is dynamic, flexible, and constantly evolving.

The best advice I would give to anyone, no matter what stage they are in their career is, to never stop believing in yourself and study a lot. Learning isn’t just about degrees or masters; you must keep exploring, learning, and researching while you are working. Stay humble, and you will find that there is something valuable to learn from every single person you meet.

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Alessandra Ugoli

Alessandra’s dual role in Italy is to lead and develop Quintas Energy’s business and ensure the correct delivery of Asset Management services.