André Roux

Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

Ethos Private Equity

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception to 31 December 2013.

Prior to the establishment of Ethos, André held the positions of Chief Executive of FirstCorp Capital Investors Limited and FirstCorp Merchant Bank. He has served on the boards of several portfolio companies associated with the various investment funds advised by Ethos.

André graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He served on EMPEA’s Board of Director from the organization’s inception in 2004 to 31 December 2013, and he now serves as Senior Advisor and Chair of the Africa Council.