Fellowship Year: 2011
Nationality: South Africa
Job Title: Director
Organisation: SAB Foundation


Job Title: Director

Organisation: SAB Foundation

Professional History: Bridgit Evans heads up the SAB Foundation which invests in and provides business support to entrepreneurs and social innovators. Prior to this, Bridgit was the CEO of the GreaterGood Group, a firm specializing in socio-economic development consulting across eight African countries to international aid agencies, impact investment professionals, social enterprises, the private sector, and South African government departments.

Bridgit began her career at Tshikululu Social Investments, philanthropic grant managers for Anglo American, De Beers, and the First Rand Group. She also spent time at the Gordon Institute of Business Science running the Social Entrepreneurship Programme as well as the Imagination Leadership Programme. Bridgit has two degrees in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Cape Town and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. She currently serves on three boards including Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) South Africa. She is an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow with a passion for unlocking opportunities for people to transform their lives and realize their potential.

Academic and professional credentials: Honours in Psychology from the University of Johannesburg
MBA from the University of Cape Town and Indian School of Business



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.