Fellowship Year: 2017
Nationality: South Africa
Job Title: Founder and Chief Executive
Organisation: Chapter One Innovation

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Job Title: Founder and Chief Executive

Organisation: Chapter One Innovation

Professional History: Rori is the founder and Chief Executive at Chapter One Innovation (www.chapterone.co.za), a business model research and development firm headquartered in South Africa. We bring ideas to life as high-impact organizational systems at scale. We help others to do the same through our Co-Lab practice where we partner with corporates and other large organizations on bringing new ideas to life as part of their corporate innovation and venturing activities. We also provide advisory services to corporate CEOs and their top teams with a specialization in business model strategy and innovation. Have had the pleasure and privilege of working in different parts of the world and the continent on bringing ideas to life as high-impact organizational systems at scale across sectors including media, ICT, manufacturing, mining, financial services, public sector, health, non-profit, education, and e-commerce. Hold an MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business with a specialization in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Sit on the boards of Barloworld Empowerment Foundation (chair the Investment and Sustainability board committee), Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, and SPARK Schools, South Africa's largest low-fee private school network. Took a two-year sabbatical to take up the role as part of the Founding Executive of a political party that successfully won seats in Parliament on its first try. Also a retired radio show host.

Academic and professional credentials: Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Pretoria
MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

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South Africa
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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.