Iqbal Survé

Executive Chairman, Sekunjalo Group

Physician, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Founder, Sekunjalo Group; currently, Executive Chairman. The Sekunjalo Group is a private holding company with more than 200 companies and associated investments. Principally, in Africa and it has 3 subsidiaries that are publicly traded companies on the JSE. Founder, Survé Philanthropies, which consists of seven separate foundations. Chairman of African News Agency (ANA), Africa’s first global syndication news service. An investor in some of Africa’s largest e-commerce, technology, ICT and media companies. Former Chairman, Global Growth Companies (GGC) Advisory Board and Vice-Chairman, Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals, World Economic Forum. Serves on a number of multilateral institutions and global organizations. Founding Member: Clinton Global Initiative (CGI); Immediate past chairman and president of the BRICS Business Council; Siemens Global Sustainability Advisory Board. Member: B20 Task Teams; UNGA private sector forum; YPO Gold Cape Town chapter. Fellow, African Leadership Initiative. Past Co-Chairman, South Africa-Saudi Arabia Business Council. Patron: South Africa-Italy Summit; GISSAID; World Children Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC); Patron Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SA). Alumnus, HRH Prince of Wales Business & Environment Programme, CPI. Frequent speaker. Recipient of awards for business excellence, economic empowerment, leadership and philanthropy, including listed as one of Africa’s most influential leaders, Africa Magazine; honoured by Mayor Higgins of the City of New Orleans; Honorary Consul of Finland for Cape Town, and recently honoured with the International Friendship Award by Queen Letizia of Spain, in Madrid, Spain.

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