Mr. Leandri graduated cum laude from La Sapienza University, Rome with a degree in Corporate Finance.
He obtained a Master's degree in International Finance (Manchester University) as well as a Master's in Foreign Trade and International Finance (I.C.E.).
He began his career in a consulting firm specializing in international trade analysis, where he worked from 1990 to 1992 (Rome and Brussels).
In 1993 he joined the Bank of Italy as a Supervisory Inspector until 1996 before taking on the supervision of supervisory models and methods. As of 1999 he served as an Italian representative with the Basel Committee's Risk Management Group and for the European Commission Operational Risk Working Group.
In February 2004 he joined Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena as Manager in charge of the Internal Audit Specialized Methods and Activities Department with the task of developing and validating the internal risk management models.
In December 2007 he was appointed Head of the MPS Group's Internal Audit Unit.
As Chief Audit Executive, he was a member of the AXA's Audit Committee as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Associazione Italiana Internal Auditors Financial Unit.
He was appointed Chief Lending Officer in November 2016. The Performing Loans Management Division and NPL Management Division report to him directly.