2019

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Lance Greyling

Helped manage the extraordinary response to the Cape Town water crisis, has been a member of the South African parliament and is currently the director of enterprise and investment for the City of Cape Town.

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Karim Alwadi

An entrepreneur based in Beijing since 2001 and is co-founder of the Belt and Road Saving Children Program. He is also a member of the advisory committee of the “Belt and Road initiative” thinktank coalition under the International Department of…

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Howard French

Howard French is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a former foreign correspondent and senior writer for The New York Times. With a distinguished career as a bureau chief in China, Japan, West and Central…

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Frans K Smit

The cellar master at Spier Wine Farm, whose eponymous flagship red has thrust Spier wines into the upper reaches of the very best of the Cape Winelands.

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Saul Singer

Author of Start-Up Nation. Sometimes a single book causes an entire country to see itself in a new light. Saul’s book, Start-Up Nation (co-authored with Dan Senor) explored the extraordinary story of how Israel became a hot house for world-leading…

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Francis Daniels

Trained in the law at Accra, Toronto and New York, but ended up neck deep in investment in African businesses. A managing partner at Africa Opportunity Fund, he also writes about economics and politics in Africa.

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Nicola Galombik

Executive director of the investment holding company Yellowwoods, is chairman and founder of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. Nicola has spent her entire career nestled in the seams where social innovation happens, especial around inclusive economies and the building of multi…

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Kayode Fayemi

The once and current governor of Ekiti State, in Western Nigeria, where political science uneasily meets political reality, though he apparently is not too worse for wear. Kayode, the author of Out of the Shadows: Exile and the Struggle for…

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