Andrea Debbané

SVP and Head of Global Sustainability

Kühne & Nagel, Switzerland

Andrea Debbané is a senior executive with extensive international experience and leadership in sustainability, strategy, stakeholder engagement, marketing, and communications. She is SVP and global head of Sustainability at Kuehne + Nagel.  She is also a non-executive board member of Fairtrade International. Andrea has 17 years of experience in aerospace and aviation, having served as head of Responsibility & Sustainability at Airbus working with the aviation sector, governments, and NGOs on the decarbonization of the sector. She joined Airbus to work on the marketing and communications of the A380, the world’s largest aircraft and industrial program. She established and served as Executive Director of the Airbus Foundation, supporting the humanitarian community with emergency response services as well as working with NGOs and social entrepreneurs to support the development and education of young people worldwide. She served on the Board of the United Way Toqueville France for several years. Before joining Airbus, Andrea worked for the Coca-Cola Company in Japan and Asia for ten years and started her career with the Canadian Federal Government in Ottawa, Canada in technology policy.

Andrea has a BA from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and was a Monbusho scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Andrea has triple nationality: Canadian, British and Belgian. She is a native English speaker, fluent in French and conversational Japanese.