André Hoffmann is a businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist. He firmly believes in business as a force for good, and is a passionate advocate for the corporate pursuit of societal purpose and sustainability.
André is Vice Chairman of Roche Holding AG, a highly innovative pharmaceutical company established by his great-grandfather in 1896. He also serves on the board of the fully-owned subsidiary, Genentech Inc.
Alongside these non-executive roles in the family business, André joined the Board of SystemIQ to help drive positive disruption in economic systems; and sits on the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum, and the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
André also has a distinguished career in nature conservation and sustainability. He is the President of the MAVA Foundation, a leading conservation foundation, and President of Fondation Tour du Valat, a world-renowned institute dedicated to wetland conservation. He has also served on the boards of WWF International, Wetlands International, Global Footprint Network, and FIBA, and helped establish the Hoffmann Global Institute in Business and Society (HGIBS) at INSEAD, and chairs its Advisory Board.
André studied economics at St. Gallen University and holds an MBA from INSEAD.