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Fred Swaniker

Fred Swaniker

Keynote Speaker: Founder & CEO of African Leadership Group

Fred Swaniker Biography

Fred Swaniker is on a mission to bring better leadership to Africa and the world. He is the founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group – an ecosystem of organizations that are catalyzing a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders. Over the past 15 years, he has founded and led the pre-university African Leadership Academy, the African Leadership University, the African Leadership Network and ALX — a next-generation leadership development and talent sourcing platform. Collectively, these endeavors aim to transform Africa by developing 3 million African leaders by 2035. He is also the founder of The Room, a talent agency for the world’s ambitious doers.

Swaniker previously worked as a McKinsey consultant before earning an MBA from Stanford and becoming an entrepreneur. He is an Echoing Green Fellow; Aspen Institute Fellow; and most recently, was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Macalester College, Middlebury College and Nelson Mandela University.

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Fred Swaniker Videos

Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group
2021 Annual IC3 Festival - Keynote Address by Fred Swaniker
Fred Swaniker the African Leadership Group | HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit

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Speaking fees for Fred Swaniker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Fred Swaniker are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Fred Swaniker, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Fred Swaniker speak about?

Fred Swaniker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, Disruptive Thinking, Diversity, Leadership, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Economy, Government, Global Health, Youth, Education, Sustainability, Thought Leadership and Inspirational.

Where does Fred Swaniker travel from?

Fred Swaniker generally travels from South Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Fred Swaniker?

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Fred Swaniker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics. The estimated speaking fee range to book Fred Swaniker for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Fred Swaniker generally travels from South Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Earvin “Magic” Johnson, William Kamkwamba and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Fred Swaniker for an upcoming event.

Fred Swaniker Videos

Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group
2021 Annual IC3 Festival - Keynote Address by Fred Swaniker
Fred Swaniker the African Leadership Group | HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit
Commencement 2018-Fred Swaniker Commencement Address
Fred Swaniker | Closing Plenary | SkollWF 2018
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