Luigi Rizzo is Head of M&A for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a member of the EMEA operating committee. Based in London, Luigi is responsible for developing and executing the integrated strategy for our entire M&A and Advisory business across the EMEA region.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in August 2013, Luigi had a 20 year career at Goldman Sachs, the last five as the Partner responsible for the Banks advisory practice in EMEA and a member of the Global and EMEA M&A leadership group. Luigi had joined Goldman Sachs as a Financial Analyst in 1993, he became a Managing Director in 2004 and a Partner in 2008. Financial News named him "European Banker of the Quarter" in July 2012 for his work with European peripheral banks principally in Spain and Greece. Luigi graduated cum-laude as a SOLVAY commercial Engineer from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium in 1993. The previous year he completed an exchange programme in Rome, at LUISS-Guido Carli, finishing the overall year summa cum-laude, ranking in the top 3% students across all faculties.
Luigi is a sports enthusiast and ranks among the more qualified strength and conditioning coaches in the UK. He is a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer on the UK Register of Exercise Professionals (REP), CrossFit Level 1 Coach, CHEK Exercise Coach, as well as a qualified Kettlebells and TRX/Suspension Training Coach.