Andrew Rickards

Engineering Science 1984

Andrew has spent the bulk of his career in Asia.  A graduate of Exeter University's Engineering Science Department, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before going to work in the Corporate Finance team in Barclays de Zoete Wedd in Tokyo in 1990.  Andrew had various roles in an investment banking career that included time in India, Japan, Greater China (Hong Kong/Taiwan/Mainland China) and Korea.  Andrew held a number of senior positions including Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in Asia and CEO of NM Rothschild & Sons Asia.  

In 2011, in a move away from investment banking, Andrew became CEO of Singapore listed Yoma Strategic Holdings, one of the pioneers of investing in and running multiple businesses in Myanmar during a period of rapid growth in this frontier market.

Andrew is currently Chairman of Diginex Asia.  Diginex is a digital asset financial services and advisory company that aims to be a market leader in setting a new standard in blockchain financial services and solutions.  He is also Chairman of Bloom Association Hong Kong, a charity dedicated to education and affirmative action concerning the sustainability of marine life.