Tuesday, 4 March 2014

"The ripple effect of training young leaders" - Fred Swaniker at TEDxEuston 2013

He has an MBA from Stanford Business School, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class.  He began his professional career as a consultant with Mckinsey and Company. Concerned about the dearth of good leadership on the African continent, he co-founded African Leadership Academy and the African Leadership Network to “grow” Africa’s future leaders.

In recognition of his work he was selected as one of 115 young leaders to meet US President Obama at the first-ever President’s Forum for Young African Leaders held at the White House in 2010. He was a World Economic Forum’s  Young Global Leader and was listed by Forbes Magazine among the top ten young ‘power men’ in Africa in 2011. He was a 2009 TED Fellow and is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.

Fred Swaniker’s TEDxEuston 2013 talk  inspires with stories of heroes from refugee camps to elite colleges and reminds us that what Africa needs for transformation is good leaders."Weak institutions create dangerously powerful leaders" Be inspired to be be part of the solution.

Watch his powerful talk HERE - and share!

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