Andrea has 25 years of experience in conservation projects around the world and, in a parallel professional career, he has been working for over 15 years as an international consultant to companies and governmental agencies on high-end security technologies & services, Homeland Security technologies, marittime security/anti-piracy, investigations and risk management. He now applies this unique knowledge to conservation and wildlife protection.
In 2010-12 he and Nir Kalron uncovered a link between the ivory trade and the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab.
As an entrepreneur in 1998 he founded ‘Think Italy’, among the very first e-commerce start-ups in Italy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Business & Innovation and a BSc in Psychology.