Previously Andrea led and established the World Bank Middle East and North Africa Risk Management team. In this capacity, he built risk management programs in eleven courtiers in the Middle East leading to $2.5 billion in resilience investments.
Andrea is a social entrepreneur and has founded and led several award winning start-ups in the resilience, agribusiness, environment and financial services in Africa, Europe and Latin America. These include Jimmly-Lee Co., Aroma Consulting, Earth Council Fund, and 4Minuti. In 2014, Andrea was awarded an innovation prize following his launch of the first Global Women for Resilience Investment fund promoting women led impact investment in emerging economies.
Andrea has worked for the President Clinton Foundation as an energy advisor and for the Secretary of State Madeline Albright as an Investment Advisor. Andrea continues to advise members of the Qatar and Saudi Arabia Royal families on matters of investment and development, as well as several Heads of States and Mayors in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America on technology, jobs creation, economic growth and entrepreneurship.