Social Impact

African Leadership Academy

About African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa's greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent's growth trajectory.
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  • 51-100 Employees
  • Johannesburg, South Africa Location

Overview of Social Impact @ African Leadership Academy

Africa Leadership Academy (ALA) is looking for mission-driven people to join their effort of becoming the leading network of Africa's next leaders. They believe raising conscious leaders in the public and private sectors can have the greatest impact in transforming the continent and capitalizing on all of its opportunities. Projects range across different initiatives at ALA, from strategy to growth and business development.


Mission Statement

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing its future leaders.

Team @ African Leadership Academy

Social Impact

Born in Ghana but having lived and worked in almost 10 countries across Africa, Fred Swaniker was deeply concerned about the extent to which the African continent was suffering as a result of poor leadership. He also discovered that some African parents were paying extremely high school fees to send their children abroad. He envisioned a world-class academic institution on the African continent where the most outstanding young students can develop into leaders who are passionate about the continent and eager to make an impact. Fred shared his concept with friends, among them co-founders Peter Mombaur and Acha Leke, who agreed to provide the initial financial backing.

It wasn’t until later when Fred went to Stanford Graduate School of Business where Fred met Chris Bradford that the concept for African Leadership Academy came to fruition. Chris had developed a keen interest in the design of educational institutions, and in their potential to shape societies, and both he and Fred shared a unified dream of transforming a country’s leadership landscape by transforming educational systems.

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