Andrew Darfoor is a financial services CEO with a successful +20 year track record bringing bold vision and all-encompassing strategic planning to international next-stage business growth, re-invention and turnaround challenges. His achievements have been recognized by CEO Today – Africa in 2017 as a leading CEO in the Winners Edition.
He has successfully developed blueprints to build brands, competitively positioned product/service solutions and market/distribution channel expansion, while also improving cost controls, margins and operating processes/systems as divisional CEO for two Fortune 100 organizations and as Group CEO for a leading pan-African publicly listed financial services leader.
He has held various Board memberships and positions, with experience of reporting to public companies’ parent and divisional boards.
He is an economics graduate from the University of London (1995); a UK qualified chartered accountant (1998) and obtained his MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK (2005). Andrew has also completed Advanced Management programs at Kobe University, Japan (2005); Harvard, US (2008) and Insead, France (2011). In 2016, he was awarded the Excellence in Achievement Award from Cranfield School of Management presented by the Dean of the School.
He is a Board Member of The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA). In his capacity at ASISA, he chairs the Regulatory Affairs Committee interacting with the regulator (Financial Services Board); National Treasury; SA Reserve Bank, National Treasury Tax Policy Unit, SA Receiver of Revenue and various Parliamentary Committees.
He has also lived and worked in multiple international jurisdictions including London, Milan, Dubai, Copenhagen, New York, Boston and Johannesburg. He is active in his local community as well as in philanthropic activities, and is past Chairman (now Chairman Emeritus) of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Manhattan, US Chapter.