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Alessandra Lustrati

Head of Digital Development, FCDO

Alessandra Lustrati


Alessandra Lustrati is the Head of Digital Development in the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). As part of her role, she leads the global Digital Access Programme, as well as overseeing a policy and programming portfolio focused on digital inclusion, digital transformation and the responsible use of digital technologies in developing countries and emerging markets. She is also an accredited Senior Private Sector Development Adviser within FCDO.

Before joining the UK Government, Alessandra worked with the United Nations, the European Union, and in the private and non-profit sectors – with an emphasis on inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and a deep interest in the role of digital technologies for the reduction of poverty and inequality. She has lived and worked extensively across Africa, Asia and Europe, and speaks seven languages.