Andrea Athanas is African Wildlife Foundation’s Program Design Director, Europe. Building on her background in economics, she has experience developing business practices for biodiversity conservation and advising companies such as Shell, Nestle Nespresso, and Rio Tinto on managing their environmental footprints. She has also worked at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, implementing the Business and Biodiversity Program integrate economic thinking and tools into conservation. She remains committed to advancing inclusive development strategies, bringing wildlife conservation into the transformation of African economies with a focus on agriculture and energy. Andrea is based in AWF’s Switzerland office and focuses on building strategic partnerships in Europe for AWF in her current portfolio.