Andrew Fastow Biography
(Former CFO of Enron)
Birthday: December 22, 1961 (Capricorn)
Born In: Washington, D.C., USA
Andrew Fastow, born as Andrew Stuart Fastow, is a convicted criminal and business executive. He was the chief financial officer of Texas-based energy trading company Enron Corporation until he was expelled by the company shortly before it declared bankruptcy. He was one of the major figures behind the company’s “web of off-balance-sheet special purpose entities.” By illegally maintaining individual stakes in these independent ghost-entities, Fastow defrauded the company out of tens of millions of dollars. As a result, he was charged of conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, false statements, securities fraud, and insider trading and was sentenced to six years in jail. He completed his jail term in 2011. Fastow, who has become a speaker today, has addressed several organizations after his release. He once spoke at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business and at Miami University in Oxford on business ethics. He has also addressed the students of the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, University of Houston Bauer College of Business, University of Texas, University of Missouri School of Accounting, and University of Southern California's Leventhal School of Accounting, to name a few.