Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, who is only 29 years old and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, is honoured to be one of six South Africans to attend the Harvard Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century programme.
A multi-award winning South African digital entrepreneur, he also serves on the boards of the National Economic Education Trust and is the chairman of The Red Quarter brand agency. In 2012 he was recognised by Jeremy Maggs as one of the country’s top 20 industry game changers.
According to Letitia DeCastro, Programme Director at the Harvard Kenney School, the programme was developed to expand and enhance the leadership skills of Young Global Leaders. “By attending this programme they will develop skills that will help them address the world’s most serious issues.”
The programme integrates theory and practice in education, environment, global health, international development and security with leadership.
“It is really important as a marketing agency to have a global perspective when advising our clients and this programme helps us do that. I look forward to return to South Africa and implement my new skills to the best of my ability in order to make a positive change to my clients and the lives of others,” concludes Zibusiso.