Cristina Bizzi serves as Commercial Deputy Director for the British Government (non-political appointment), managing a budget of US$ 1 billion in outsourcing contracts. She specializes in commercial agreements and business relations.
Cristina has recently been appointed as Head of the Commercial Operating Center at the Ministry of Justice; the tasks related to this position are performed in addition to her existing responsibilities in Youth Justice and for Justice’s Arm Lengths Bodies, leading a team of more than 30 individuals.
She has been selected for a prestigious senior talent scheme at the British Government and she is the Public Sector Representative at the Council of the Global Sourcing Association.
Before serving the British Government, Cristina worked for 15 years in the private sector. In Citibank, she was Sourcing Vice President heading Banking and Financial Services across 53 countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa. For Barclays she led the strategy development and negotiation of complex global outsourcing deals. For Agip, one of the major oil and gas companies in the world, she worked on the development of the Kashagan field in Kazakhstan.
Cristina, originally from Italy, holds a master’s degree in Business and Industrial Management Engineering from Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia. She started her career working for a leading manufacturing company. She has continued her personal development obtaining a postgraduate certificate in Finance from the London School for Business and Finance and various diplomas in accounting and computer coding.
Cristina currently researches efficiency and innovation in governments, using commercial relationships as a lever.
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