Current Role: Founder & CEO, Sand Technologies
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Area of expertise: Leadership Development | Entrepreneurship | Education | Innovation Interested in:  Training 
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Fred Swaniker

Fred Swaniker, a Ghanaian entrepreneur and leadership expert, has spent over 16 years nurturing remarkable talent, especially in Africa. At 17, he became headmaster of a secondary school, realizing the importance of leadership and education in Africa. This led him to establish the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in 2004, focused on developing ethical and entrepreneurial African leaders.

Expanding on ALA’s success, Swaniker founded the African Leadership University (ALU) in 2014, with campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda, with a vision to groom three million leaders by 2035. ALU offers innovative undergraduate programs tailored to industry demands, fostering leadership skills. Swaniker’s entrepreneurial drive led to initiatives like the African Leadership Network, ALX, and The Room, empowering leaders globally.

Swaniker’s contributions earned him global recognition, with Time magazine naming him one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2019. Additionally, the African Leadership Group, which he co-founded, was hailed by Fast Company as one of the 50 most innovative companies globally.

Educationally, Swaniker holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was distinguished as an Arjay Miller Scholar, equipping him with robust business and leadership fundamentals.

With visionary leadership, Swaniker continues to shape Africa’s education and leadership landscape. His commitment to fostering millions of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders and collaborations with entities like Amazon Web Services underscore his dedication to global transformation.

Swaniker’s expertise lies in leadership development, education innovation, and cultivating sustainable talent ecosystems.