André’s professional background spans over several industries, including education, financial services, hi-tech and consumer goods. He has over 20 years of working experience in Asia, Europe and the Americas, bridging business practices across continents.
André previously was Head of New Platform Development and Member Life at EF (Education First). At EF he developed a new series of products for Career Services and EF’s Alumni Club.
Prior to joining EF, André was the Managing Director at HCD Global in Shanghai, a consulting firm focusing on strategic marketing and HR management learning & development for MNCs and leading local companies. André was also a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco and also held positions with McKinsey & Co. and American International Group.
André is an avid wine connoisseur and occasionally runs wine tastings to share his passion with others. André speaks five languages. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.