Andrew Rickards is President and Chairman of PETRA Europe and is primarily responsible for new investment and ensuring all business interest within the group complies with its Social Capitalism ethos.
Andrew has had a long and varied career primarily based in Asia. Most recently he was the Deputy Chairman of a Hong Kong based blockchain start up where he was involved in the development of blockchain solutions around Environmental, Social and Governance issues in developing countries. Prior to this role Andrew was the CEO of Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings, a conglomerate with its activities predominantly based in Myanmar. During his four-year tenure as CEO, which coincided with the rapid emergence of this frontier country, Yoma saw its market capitalization increase from US$28m to around US$800m as it became one of the main conduits for investment into the country during this period.
After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London, Andrew had a career in investment banking in Asia where he held senior roles with Goldman Sachs and Rothschild & Co where he was CEO of their Asian business. He previously sat on the board of the largest domestic advertising company in China and is currently Chairman of Bloom Association Hong Kong, a marine conservation charity.
Andrew has a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Exeter and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.Andrew Rickards's LinkedIn Profile