Former Global COO
Andre is a leading Financial Services professional with over 25 years experience in strategic restructuring and transformation of banks, wealth management and Financial Services companies. He was a Group General Manager and Global COO of HSBC Global Banking and Markets until April 2020 where he managed 11500 in operations, technology and transformation, across 44 jurisdictions. Prior to joining HSBC in 2016, he held the positions of Global COO of UBS Investment Bank; CEO of UBS Wealth Management in the UK and Jersey and Head of Group M&A and strategic business development. He commenced his career in banking with Standard Corporate and Investment Bank in the corporate finance division.
Andre is a committed advocate of diversity and inclusion and embraces the responsibility of leadership by actively developing and promoting talented individuals to address inequality. He is an Ambassador for Women in the COO Committee and remains passionate about the role he can play in the industry’s efforts to address its challenges
Andre is a qualified lawyer and a Chartered Accountant (Coopers and Lybrand, South Africa), post attending Johannesburg University, where he majored in Law, Economics and Accountancy