Chief Executive Officer
Andrea Tamburini, CEO of Action Against Hunger-USA, is a passionate humanitarian leading a mandate to make a measurable impact in reducing childhood malnutrition and creating lasting solutions to hunger.
In the seven countries where Action Against Hunger-USA operates, its teams assess and treat pediatric malnutrition, enable ongoing access of food, water and hygiene for vulnerable communities, and provide emergency response to countries in crisis. The work of the global organization, ACF International, spans more than 45 countries and benefits more than 13 million people annually. Tamburini serves on the ACF International Executive Committee.
To accomplish Action Against Hunger’s goals, Tamburini is taking a strategic approach to forging solutions with thought leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. At the same time, he is driving the continued on-the-ground excellence for which the organization is known.
On a global scale, Tamburini is utilizing the organization’s technical experts to advise the global nutrition cluster of the United Nations, research innovations in the labs of leading universities and visionary corporations, and partner with governments and communities to reverse unhealthy conditions and deliver life-saving services.
He has served on the front lines of global humanitarian initiatives for the past 16 years. Tamburini has consulted with the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and he has been a Visiting Professor and is a current lecturer at Fordham University’s International Institute of Humanitarian Affairs.
He began his career in the humanitarian sector in Kosovo, with subsequent posts in India, Vietnam, the West Bank and Gaza, Iraq, Jordan, Darfur, and Lebanon. Tamburini joined Action Against Hunger in 2010 as Head of Programs, was appointed Director of Operations in June 2011, and CEO in July 2014.