Andrea Tamburini, Chief Executive Officer, leads Action Against Hunger USA’s executive team and provides hands-on strategic direction to nearly 1,000 staff who serve 3.3 million beneficiaries across eight countries in Africa and Asia. Tamburini oversees an annual operating budget of $65 million, and leads major initiatives to strengthen Action Against Hunger’s impact, as well as its influence, through strategic partnerships with United Nations agencies, U.S. policy makers, academic institutions, technical networks, and the private sector.
Tamburini joined Action Against Hunger’s senior leadership team in 2010, overseeing international operations. He was appointed CEO in July 2014. He is a member of Action Against Hunger’s International Executive Committee for the global network, which fights hunger in 45 countries and reaches over 13 million people annually.
Tamburini’s career spans 16 years on the front lines of major humanitarian crises, working for international non-governmental organizations such as Cesvi, ACTED, and Oxfam in Kosovo; the West Bank and Gaza; Iraq; Darfur, Sudan; and Lebanon. He was Head of the Projects Unit for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Darfur, Sudan—and consulted for the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. He is a Visiting Professor at Fordham University’s Institute of Humanitarian Affairs and a Board Director of InterAction.