Andrew has the rare, and perhaps unique distinction of being a former Buddhist monk and a Wharton MBA. He has spent more than 10,000 hours in intensive mindfulness training and trained for more than 25 years, (eight years full-time) in monasteries and retreat centers throughout the world. Beyond that, he spent fifteen years working in private banking and wealth management at firms like Morgan Stanley, UBS, ANZ and Bank of Singapore. With this background, he is able to empower clients and colleagues with an approach to mindfulness that is deeply grounded in the reality of the business world. Andrew continues to develop his own mindfulness practice through regular periods of intensive silent retreat and through teaching at some of the world’s most innovative organizations.