Fran̤ois BonniciFrancois Bonnici

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: Founding Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation

Professional History

Francois is the Founding Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, the leading university and business school in Africa. It was established in partnership with the Bertha Foundation as the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to social innovations through both systemic approaches and rooted, on-the-ground work. Key initiatives focus on Education Innovation; Health Innovation; Innovative Financing; Policy & Scaling in Social Innovation. He trained as a medical doctor, read MPH (London) & MBA (Oxford) as a Rhodes Scholar. For a decade he worked in paediatric medicine and humanitarian & development programmes. As a WEF Global Leadership Fellow, he worked on PPPs in health and development, and headed the Schwab Foundation


MBChB (Cape Town) Masters in Public Health (London) MBA (Oxford) as a Rhodes Scholar Masters in Global Leadership (Geneva)


2013 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow