Franco Colombo


I am a finance professional, I have built my extensive finance/business background in roles spanning: Functionally – from accounting & reporting to financial planning & analysis; Hierarchically – from CFO of Country to Region and Global CFO; By sector – from Chemicals and Medical Devices to Corporate and Pharma; Geographically – from Italy to UK, Switzerland, US (New York, California, Georgia, Florida, Texas). 

While my last role in Alcon was Global Head of Finance Transformation, I mainly held line finance positions, to mention the most relevant: CFO International Alcon a.i. – Geneva (USD 5b revenues), CFO Alcon EMEA – Geneva (2b revenues), Head of Financial Reporting & Accounting Europe Novartis - Basel (staff of 800 people), Regional CFO Latin America & Canada Novartis – Miami, FL (2b revenues), Country CFO Italy Novartis – Milano (2b revenues), Global CFO CIBA Vision (1.3b revenues) – Atlanta, GA. 

I have an MBA from UCLA Anderson (1994) and two bachelor’s degrees: one in Economia & Commercio from Università Cattolica Milano (1986) and one in Gastronomia, ospitalità e territorii – enologia from Università Mercatorum (2023)