Dave Duarte

Dave Duarte is a marketer, educator, and entrepreneur.

Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he is a socially minded digital media maven whose campaigns have influenced change in fields ranging from telecommunications to environmental protection.

An avid educator, Dave is Chairman of the Reach Trust which has provided over 10 million people with educational support using mobile phones. He also serves on the Academy of the Global Teacher Prize, an annual $1m award for the world’s best teacher.

Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business; founded the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; served on the Board of the Mail & Guardian; and co-founded the pioneering Social Media Agency, Cerebra.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Dave has given talks and classes in more than 20 countries including speeches at the United Nations and the World Economic Forum in Davos.