André Hilton Ross
Occupational Position: Head, Financial Institutions Group for Africa, Barclays Africa. Co-Founder & Chairman Jala Peo Foundation
As Head of Financial Institutions, Africa, with Barclays Africa Corporate and Investment Bank, André plays a leading role in the work done with the Group’s Financial Institutions and Central Bank clients across the continent. He has been at the forefront of numerous landmark deals in Africa and has been recognized through, amongst others, the 2013 ABSIP Dealer of the Year, and Banker’s Africa Debt Deal of the Year, Awards. Previously, he worked in development finance, based out of Israel.
Named in the 2015 “FN Extra Mile: 40 in finance who go further for others”, André is passionate about youth empowerment and using sport in effecting social change. He co-founded and chairs the Jala Peo Foundation, a sport-for-development NGO, whose programs have received the Beyond Sport Local Impact (2014), Murray and Roberts Jack Cheetham Sport Development Program of the Year (2014) and the South Africa Sports Industry Development Program of the Year (2015) Awards.
Holder of a Bachelor of Accounting and MBA (Cum Laude, UCT) degrees, André also serves as a Non-Executive board member of Afrigrow and Vice-President of the South African Schools Cycling Federation.
A sucker for punishment, he has completed the Absa Cape Epic and climbed Kilimanjaro.
Holder of a Bachelor of Accounting and MBA (Cum Laude, UCT) degrees.
2016 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow