Andrew Fiddaman

Andrew is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Youth Business International (YBI).  YBI operates through a network of locally based initiatives in over 40 countries that help young people start their own business.   Each local programme supports young people, typically aged between 18-35, who have a good business idea but who cannot obtain help elsewhere, by providing training, access to capital, mentoring and other business development services.

He was a director of the International Business Leaders Forum from 1996 to 2008 and prior to that worked for British Airways in a variety of senior positions.

Andrew is an international speaker on youth employment issues and sits on the advisory boards of various organisations dealing with enterprise development and social responsibility. He chaired the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Team of Specialists on Entrepreneurship and was a founding partner of the UN’s Youth Employment Network. He was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order by The Queen in 2013.