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 Mergers & Acquisitions team in Barclays de Zoete Wedd in Tokyo in 1990. Andrew then had various roles in M&A and Capital Markets in India, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong where he lived for 15 years.

Andrew was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and the CEO of NM Rothschild in Asia. He then moved to private equity in 2007, establishing the Asia business for Providence Equity Partners. In November 2011 Andrew was appointed the CEO of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, a company which is listed on the Singapore stock exchange with activities in Myanmar & China.

Andrew is on the board of NASDAQ-listed Charm Communications, the largest Chinese advertising company. He is also Chairman of Bloom Association Hong Kong, a charity dedicated to education and affirmative action concerning the sustainability of marine life.