Andrea joined Amadeus in 1998 and is a partner focusing on the mobile sector. Andrea serves on the boards of: Travelstart, the leading online travel agency in Africa and the Middle East; and ip.access, a leading supplier of picocell and femtocell base stations for 2G and 3G coverage and capacity. He is also the Amadeus representative for Kreditech, an online credit scorer and lender focussing on emerging markets. Andrea’s successes include Octo Telematics, acquired in 2014 by Renova Group, representing one of the most significant exits worldwide in the IoT (Internet of Things) space; and Bellco, a leading innovator in haemo-dialysis and blood-filtration, acquired in 2016 by Medtronic. Andrea also leads the Amadeus Digital Prosperity Fund investment activities. Andrea started his career as a financial auditor at a chain of resort hotels in Costa Rica, rising to become head of operations, finance and development. Andrea holds an MBA from Cambridge University and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Italian by birth, Andrea is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.