A tribute to Andy Raouna

andy-raounaThe franchise community extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Andy Raouna who spent a great part of his working life in the franchise sector, leaving his mark on several significant brands.

Marlene Mouton, Entrepreneur, Founder and Chairwoman of A+Students Holdings gave this tribute to a dear friend and colleague.

“Andy joined A+Students Holdings in 2017 as CEO and was my trusted friend. Respected and revered by his team and clients locally and abroad. A master at negotiation, he built successful relationships locally and abroad. Under his wing we received 3 international awards.”

Message from some of our franchisees and office staff:

“ALWAYS SMILING, LOVING LIFE AND LIVING FOR HIS FAMILY” – Nina his wife and daughters Demitra, Roxanne, Nikki, and Jaqui.

“Your sincere listening, understanding and overall incredible persona is so dearly missed. Thank you for being the person who you were. You are so deeply treasured in our hearts, Andy.”

“Andy, you were our A+ gentle giant. Our daily A+ Super Hero. You truly touched every single soul of A+ in more ways you will ever know. And like every super hero, your legacy will live forever. Not only in our lives but in our hearts. You are truly missed and will be missed for a long time”

“Our go-to person. Always prepared to listen. We knew exactly where we stand with you – your “no” was a definite no. And your “yes” would be done no matter what! Your family was your everything. You talked with so much love and respect of your daughters. Andy, you will be missed in so many ways and places. Your jokes to cool down any situation will be missed. You were a team worker. I have learned so much from you. Thank you for being who you are and not what others expected from you. I will miss you dear Andy.”

“Andy, you became one of my best friends and greatest mentor. They say everybody is replaceable, but you were not everybody. You were a big teddy bear, GIANT LEGEND. We promise to build on the legacy that you left behind. You will surely be missed!!!!”

“I will treasure moments I spent with Andy, not the decision making business times or the meetings and deadlines…. the ones when we argued and he suddenly has a wide big grin and I know that he “gets” me. Even if we disagree. Understanding; sincere; always direct; always ready to listen; decisive but always fair and with compassion. Difficult to describe a loss that I know we will keep feeling for time to come.”

“Andy, a Gentleman that brought hope and sunshine in our lives. Your positive, yet assertive way kept us making the right choices.”

“Andy, vir my was jy ‘n mentor en voorbeeld van positiwiteit. Altyd bereid om te help en raad te gee. Altyd gesmile. Jou plek is leeg, maar ek weet jy is op ‘n beter plek. Rus sag by Jesus se voete 🙏”

“Andy, you became one of my best friends and greatest mentor. They say everybody is replaceable, but you were not everybody. You were a big teddy bear, GIANT LEGEND. We promise to build on the legacy that you left behind. You will surely be missed my friend!”

“Andy, You were our mentor & friend. Always available to lend an ear & give advice. Your sharp wit & laugh will always be missed, your shoes will never be filled. Rest in peace, we miss you.”

FASA Franchise Association South Africa
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