André is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as the pioneer of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception. He has lectured extensively on the private equity industry to business schools and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
André recently stepped down as Chief Executive and assumed the role of Deputy Chairman, and Chairman of Ethos’ investment committee.
Prior to the establishment of Ethos, André held the positions of Chief Executive of FirstCorp Capital Investors Limited and FirstCorp Merchant Bank. He has served on the boards of several portfolio companies associated with the various investment funds advised by Ethos. Until recently, Andre was a member of the Alexander Forbes Board of Directors prior to the business listing on the JSE (July 2014).
André graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Contact André's Executive Assistant Jenny Fairhurst.
Click the links below to read recent interviews with Andre:
- Investor Monthly, Business Day: Armed and Ready
- Financial Mail: Investors Encouraged to Invest in Private Equity