Fellowship Year: 2016
Nationality: South Africa
Job Title: Executive Director, Head Global Corporate Banking
Organisation: Sub-Saharan Africa for J.P. Morgan


Job Title: Executive Director, Head Global Corporate Banking

Organisation: Sub-Saharan Africa for J.P. Morgan

Professional History: André Ross is the Managing Director and Head of Global Corporate Banking for Sub-Saharan Africa at J.P. Morgan. André previously served at J.P. Morgan as Executive Director, South Africa from June of 2017 to May 2022.

Prior to JP Morgan, he was Head of Financial Institutions, Africa, with Barclays Africa Corporate and Investment Bank. At Barclays, André played 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 as the 2013 ABSIP Dealer of the Year award, and Banker’s Africa Debt Deal of the Year award. 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.

André has served 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.

Academic and professional credentials: Holder of a Bachelor of Accounting
MBA Cum Laude from the University of Cape Town



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