Fred Swaniker

Founder, African Leadership Academy

Fred Swaniker has big ideas for Africa's transformation. And with $4-million in donations from the upper echelons of the Silicon Valley (including an infusion from Cisco Systems and former Hewlett- Packard head Carly Fiorina) he's well on his way to achieving his dreams. The Ghanian-born Swaniker recently launched the African Leadership Academy, a pan-African secondary school that aims to develop future generations of African leaders. A former McKinsey consultant, he's on a mission to keep Africans in Africa by offering a world-class education. He's wellsuited for the job. He has an MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, a distinction awarded to the top 10% of each graduating class. He's lived and worked across the continent. And he's only 32 years old. Just watch as he leads us all into a serious African Renaissance. � Percy Mabandu

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