Meet our africa speakers


Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela

Granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela

Xavier Sala i Martin

Sala-i-Martin is one of the most respected economists in the world

Viola Llewellyn

Co-founder and President of Ovamba Solutions

Soiya Gecaga


Rob Law MBE

The creator of innovative luggage concept Trunki (the first ride-on suitcase for kids) and a fierce slayer of TV Dragons, Rob Law has travelled the bumpy road of starting up a business, gaining invaluable lessons about innovation, brand-building, and leadership along the way.

Quinton Coetzee

South Africa's leading bush survival expert and highly knowledgeable on tribal existence, Quinton transfers his knowledge of surviving in the wild to surviving in the boardroom.

Peter Frankopan

Professor of Global History at Oxford University

Omari Issa

Extensive business experience at the highest level of both the public

Oliver August

September 2018

Muhammad Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his revolutionary work in establishing the Grameen Movement; this movement

Leymah Gbowee

Nobel Prize Winner as a Liberian Peace Activist

Lewis Pugh

First person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world

Karim Sy

Founder of Jokkolabs initiative

John Kufuor

President of Ghana from 2001 to 2009 President Kufuor was a prime mover in bringing democracy back to Ghana after the country had been subjected to a long line of coups

Jim O'Neill

O’Neill was Commercial Secretary to the UK Treasury from 2015-16

Jeffrey Sachs

Widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation

James Wolfensohn

Ian Goldin

World’s leading expert on the systemic risks created by globalisation

F.W. de Klerk

Frederik Willem (FW) De Klerk was born in Johannesburg on 18 March 1936

Drum Cafe

With a history of over 5000 events in 19 Countries, Drum Cafe delivers an unforgettable interactive event that is both uplifting and inspiring.