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Tracing the Achievements of Andrew Rolfe and Ubuntu Fund

Tracing the Achievements of Andrew Rolfe and Ubuntu Fund

The Ubuntu Fund continues to attract the attention of many people in its effort to provide a home to the disadvantaged children in Africa. In a recent London Charity Gala, the fund managed to raise £603,000 which was more than the anticipated £600,000. This fund is expected to go a long way in expanding the capacity of Port Elizabeth Campus which is a project of Ubuntu Education Fund as well as improve the pediatric clinic of the campus. In annual gala night held in May 2016, the fund also realized its goal of raising $972,960, an event marked by inspiring speeches from the guests, some of who are beneficiaries of the fund. One of the beneficiaries, Sineshipo Rabidyani, is grateful for the program which gave her scholarship, excellent education where she can now join law school, as well as the psycho-social support that she needed. The efforts to educate disadvantaged children have seen the Fund support 2,000 students as of to date under the leadership of Andrew Rolfe who serves as the Chairman of the fund.

Rolfe, a graduate of the University of Oxford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School. Besides his massive achievements as the chairman of Ubuntu Fund, Rolfe was the Vice President of Operations, Europe a position that saw him lead 1,300 Pizza Hut as well as KFC restaurants in 30 countries. That’s quite impressive, right? As if that is not enough, he has also served in The Gaps’s International Division, a leading international retailer specializing in items such as clothing and personal care products. While working for the company, Rolfe was charged with overseeing its operations in Japan, UK, France, and Germany. The role earned him the title of ‘president’ of the company.

Currently, Rolfe also serves at TowerBrook Capital Partners where he is the managing director focusing on investment opportunities in US and Europe in providing retail, hospitality as well as food services acquisitions. His strong leadership skills and experience are a great asset for the Ubuntu Community and we can only expect to see the best from him in the coming years.