Andrew Rolfe, the chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund, hosted the organization’s charity gala in London. The fundraiser, which was graced by approximately 300 high profile individuals in London, raised £603,000, which was more than the targeted amount. The guests were treated to entertainment from a Xhosa Choir. They also listened to inspiring speeches from different leaders and beneficiaries. The moving speeches motivated the audience to give generously. The auction of two Dom Pattinson Paintings and a portrait made by Nelson Makamo raised £33,000. The money raised from the gala dinner would be used to support disadvantaged children at the organization’s campus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ubuntu is a non-profit organization that provides education, health, and social services to vulnerable children in Port Elizabeth. To date, they have helped over 400,000 individuals. The Ubuntu Education Fund runs a noble program that ensures that disadvantaged children can access basic needs once they join until they are ready to start their careers.
About Andrew Rolfe
Andrew Rolfe joined Ubuntu Education Fund in 2007. As the chairman, Mr. Rolfe has played a significant role in ensuring the stability of the organization. He has also held top management positions at various leading companies, including being the chairman and CEO of Pret A Manger, a company that run its operations in the UK, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York. He grew Pret A Manger from a local business to an international retailer. Previously, Andrew served as CEO of Booker Foodservice and vice president in charge of European operations at PepsiCo Restaurants International. While at PepsiCo, Rolfe was in charge of 1,300 pizza Hut across 30 countries. He also oversaw KFC restaurants in these countries.
The ambitious leader has an impressive profile in the field of business management. Rolfe has unmatched skills in private equity, corporate finance, business strategy, investments, due diligence and valuation. Andrew’s career experience also includes working as president of The Gap’s international division. Here, he oversaw the company’s operations in the UK, Japan, Germany and France. He was also responsible for the firm’s strategies for international growth. Presently, Andrew Rolfe serves as the managing director of the renowned TowerBrook Capital Partners where he joined in 2006. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from University of Oxford. He also holds another Master’s degree from St. Edmund Hall in Oxford.