André holds BCom degree from UNISA, is a Fellow of The South African Institute of Financial Markets, and has a CAIB (SA) through the Institute of Bankers in SA.
He has served as a Governor on the board of the SAIFM for more than 10 years.
André worked in the treasury at Nedcor for 9 years, where he traded money and bond markets. While at Nedcor, he was instrumental in establishing the interest rate derivative trading desk. André worked at two major interdealer brokers as a Director responsible for Interest rate derivative broking.
André worked at ABSA as Head of their agricultural derivatives trading desk in 1994. During his time at ABSA, André sat on the executive committee of the SA futures Exchange Agricultural Markets Division.
André worked for the SA Futures Exchange for a year as Assistant General Manager responsible for interest rate product development.
The ACI Financial Markets Association recognizes André as a training provider for both the ACI Dealing and Operations Certificate programs.
André has been training for 14 years and is extensively traveled having facilitated workshops and training interventions for many of the large multinational financial institutions from introductory to advanced level in Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and South Africa. He consults to a number of companies on treasury product implementation and hedging.
André authored a book titled “Introduction to Derivatives – A South African Perspective”. The book was prescribed by the University of South Africa for 3rd year B.com students.