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Tutu Fellow joins the Board of the Skoll Foundation


James Mwangi, a 2009 Tutu Fellow and the Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, has been appointed to the Board of the Skoll Foundation. Mwangi has dedicated the last 20 years to building the Dalberg Group into an organisation that fuels inclusive growth globally.  He started in New York, building Dalberg’s first business, then expanded through Africa.

Throughout this time of growth, Mwangi says he has looked to the Skoll Foundation for inspiration. The Skoll Foundation was founded in 1999 invests in and connects social entrepreneurs and innovators to help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.  It has invested approximately $530 million worldwide.

Jeff Skoll, founder and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, says he welcomes the business insight, positive energy, and the entrepreneurial spirit that James brings to the board. James has experience advising heads of state, senior business leaders, CEOs, and investors. His work with businesses having a positive social impact, especially in Africa, has focused on helping to structure and implement large-scale partnerships that tackle complex challenges in development.

James' goals involve tackling issues like climate change and social inequality, and positioning innovators to have a lasting impact. Aside from the Skoll Foundation, James serves on several boards, including the One Acre Fund, Mwangi serves on several boards. He is a  2013 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum;  and a member of the Young Presidents Organization. You can read the announcement at the Skoll Foundation.

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