Andrew Rolfe is a powerful leader and a great asset for the Ubuntu Educational Fund following his remarkable success and effectiveness in finding opportunities for the organization to expand and improve its operations in serving disadvantaged children and families in South Africa. Working in conjunction with the Ubuntu Education Fund in London, Rolfe managed to raise more than 603,000 British pounds, equivalent to roughly 10 million South African rand during the Everything Everyday Charity Gala held in May, 2017. The funds raised during the event will go to expanding student capacity at the Port Elizabeth Campus run by the Ubuntu Education Fund in South Africa.
Andrew Rolfe works as an organizational management professional and innovator guiding companies to gain competitive advantage and expand their presence in international markets. Rolfe was recently (in 2017) appointed chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund, a charitable organization that provides scholarships for disadvantaged children in Africa. Rolfe is also the managing director for TowerBook Capital Partners, a business organization that operates investments and acquisitions in the hospitality, retail and food service industries in various countries around the world including the United States and Europe.
Prior to his appointment to his current positions in TowerBook and the Ubuntu Education Fund, Andrew served as executive manager at The Gap, Inc. since November 2003. During his tenure at Gap, Rolfe successfully led the clothing and apparels brand in its expansion into new markets internationally. Rolfe was also instrumental in the successful expansion of Banana Republic and Old Navy, two subsidiary companies owned by Gap, into new international markets in South East Asia, namely Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
Rolfe has also worked with several other business companies including True Religion Apparel, Inc., Pret A Manger, and J. Jill Beverages and More. Rolfe has also served in the board of directors at WH Smith Plc. and at Booker Plc., and as Vice President of Operations, Europe for PepsiCo Restaurants International.
Andrew Rolfe’s Educational background
Andrew Rolfe graduated with a master’s degree in economics and business administration from Harvard University in 1992, and holds a masters degree from St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. Rolfe earned an undergraduate degree in 1988 from the University of Oxford.