Andrea Zanon

Senior Advisor for Crisis Management

Andrea Zanon has 20 years of professional experience as a senior risk and crisis management professional and as an entrepreneur advising heads of state, ministers of finances and leaders of global corporations. Andrea is now focused on providing strategic and crisis management advice to countries and companies to ensure that they are equipped to deal with risk and shocks.

Previously, Andrea was the head of The World Bank Middle East and North Africa Risk Management team. In his capacity, he built strategies and risk management portfolios in eleven countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Andrea has founded and led several start-ups in the resilience, agribusiness, and environment services in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Andrea has worked as a crisis manager in the energy sector for President Clinton at the Clinton Foundation and for the Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as an Investment Advisor. Andrea continues to advise political and business leaders on crisis management, resilience investment and development in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Andrea speaks English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian and has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in languages in philosophy from the University Bologna (Italy), and from the University of Granada (Spain), and a Masters in foreign policy from Georgetown University (USA).