Andrea Athanas is the African Wildlife Foundation’s Enterprise and Investment Vice President. Andrea is responsible for AWF’s programmatic work with the business sector, shaping how financial flows for conservation in Africa make it to the ground, and overseeing AWF’s Program Design team. Bringing to the table 25 years of experience in landscape-scale conservation and development, Andrea develops pathways to sustainable growth, using nature-based business solutions and finance to drive a better future for people and wildlife. She is among the cadre of people creating a new generation of business models (working with the extractive, agriculture, and tourism sectors) that center around a regenerative relationship with nature and society. Prior to joining AWF, Andrea worked with IUCN, where she focused on sustainable financing for protected areas, business and biodiversity, and energy systems transformation.