Andrea Limone was born in Turin (Italy) in 1978. Nowadays, he is married and has 2 children, Lucia and Giovanni. Before getting married in 2006, he had had many different work experiences in Brazil, Argentine, Kenya, Ecuador, Bolivia and UK. He is member of a social cooperative which is active in the field of education for development and fair trade; he is volunteer in some organizations committed to promoting development in local areas; he is one of the incorporators of Atomi Onlus Association which promotes microcredit schemes all over the country.
Andrea graduated at the University of Turin in Economics and his final dissertation was on microcredit in developped countries. He attented the "First Edition of the Master in Microfinance" at Giordano Dell'Amore Foundation, Milan.
At the moment, Andrea is CEO of PerMicro, a company engaged in microcredit that operates all over Italy: PerMicro has 12 branches in 11 Italian cities, manages around 20 projects, has 32 employees ans still now it has disbursed more than 1000 microloans to people excluded from the traditional banking system.
Previously, Andrea was responsible for north west Italy at the Project Offcie of Banca Etica, the first Italian ethical bank, he was loan officer for Mag2 Finance, an ethical finance cooperative and researcher at Giordano Dell'Amore Foundation.
He was editor for some publications: "Branche e Microfinanza" (Bancaria editrice, 2006) and "Otto modi di dire microcredito" (Il Mulino, 2006). He also contributed to the book "Microfinanza in Europa" (giuffré Editore, 2004).