André holds a B Com degree from UNISA and is a CAIB (SA) with the Institute of Bankers in SA. He is a Fellow of The South African Institute of Financial Markets and has served as a Governor on the board for over 10 years. He has extensive knowledge of banking, treasury and finance products.
André worked in the treasury division 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. He also worked at two major interdealer brokers as a director responsible for interest rate derivative broking.
André was at ABSA as Head of their agricultural derivatives trading desk in 1994. During his time at ABSA, he 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.
André is the lead facilitator for the South African Banking Treasury Operations Forum-SABTOF for their financial product training programmes.
The ACI Financial Markets Association recognizes André as a training provider for both the ACI Dealing and Operations Certificate programs.
Andre has been training for 11 years and has travelled extensively, having facilitated workshops and training interventions for many of the large multinational financial institutions, from introductory to advanced level, in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, India, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. He consults to a number of companies on treasury product implementation and hedging. He has conducted over 50 ACI Workshops internationally with an outstanding first time pass rate for both the ACI Dealing and Operations certificate.
André has 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.