Andrew Woodburn is Managing Director of Amrop Woodburn Mann in Johannesburg, and a Member of Amrop’s Global Board. He continues to work with clients in the retail, mining, heavy industry, communications, FMCG and financial services sectors.
Andrew began his Executive Search career in 1995 at a London-based Executive Search firm, where he worked on international search projects across all functions and industries. Prior to his current role, Andrew worked with blue chip clients such as Coca Cola and SAB Miller on delivering marketing/strategy consulting, web design and online integration, performance management, software development, data analysis and reporting services.
Andrew has experience working in a start-up team for the creation of a financial institution, and was involved in founding a new banking organisation with a focus on micro-finance. He has worked in corporate strategy for a global brewing company. This led to an opportunity for him to work in marketing. His involvement in leading brands and new product development provided a platform to leverage his strategic insight and creative flair into the commercial arena.
Andrew began his career as an engineer. He received a Social Studies Graduate Diploma and a Master of Science Degree in Development Economics from Oxford University. He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.