Andrew Nikou is a seasoned entrepreneur who believes in the importance of getting involved to tackle some of our world’s biggest problems.
As Founder and CEO, Andrew has spent 15 years expanding OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm based in Paris and Los Angeles.
Andrew founded the Andrew Nikou Foundation (ANF), a resource for big ideas to improve the lives of people who are disconnected, oppressed, and left-behind.
Through strategic investments and partnerships, ANF works side by side with people who are driving solutions to make a difference.
Andrew’s goal is to empower young people to fulfill their untapped potential even when systems are working against them.
Andrew’s philanthropic and social impact work is rooted in his personal experience of being severely bullied for being shorter than most children.
Despite the difficulties of being different from others around him, Andrew credits his parents for encouraging him to pursue his ambitions of becoming a successful entrepreneur and an advocate working to make our world a better place.