Dave Duarte, founder of Treeshake, uses communications strategy to influence and enable change in fields ranging from education and banking to environmental protection.
A Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Dave works on global impact projects to improve the state of the world. In 2017 he completed the "Global Leadership and Public Policy" course at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, MA.
He is Chairman of the Reach Trust which has provided over 10 million people with educational support using mobile phones. And he serves on the Academy of the Global Teacher Prize, and 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; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; and served on the Board of the Mail & Guardian.
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.