Andre was the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984. Having mentored the Sanari team through the years, Andre served as Non-Executive Chairman for the Sanari until 2023, and continues to serve in an advisory and mentoring capacity.
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.
Andre stepped down as Chief Executive in 2014 and assumed the role of Deputy Chairman, and Chairman of Ethos’ investment committee.
Prior to the establishment of Ethos, Andre 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. Andre was a member of the Alexander Forbes Board of Directors prior to the business listing on the JSE in July 2014.
Andre served as Senior Advisor and Chair of the EMPEA Africa Council.
Andre 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.