André Hoffmann studied economics at St. Gallen University and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
In 1983, he stepped up from his role as board member at Fondation Tour du Valat to the position of acting head of administration at the station biologique de la Tour du Valat in the Camargue, France. In 1985, he joined James Capel in London as an associate on the Continental Desk before working on European mergers and aquisitions. He then worked for Nestlé UK for three years before establishing a family office dealing with asset management and board directorships. André is non-executive Vice Chairman of Roche Holding Ltd and chairs the board of Massellaz SA.
He is also a board member of Amazentis SA, Genentech Inc., Inovalon Inc. and SYSTEMIQ Ltd. In addition, André serves on the board of the charities Fondation ProValat and Paul Sacher Stiftung.
André’s main philanthropic interest is in the field of nature conservation. To support his efforts in this field, he chairs the Fondation MAVA and the Fondation Tour du Valat.