Dave lives and works in Cape Town and gives talks and workshops around the world via a dedicated telepresence suite and boardroom.
Dave Duarte is a social campaigner and educator dedicated to helping people build more effective cultures and communities for change.
Dave founded and is a director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which helps the "ad agency of the decade" to remain at the forefront of marketing innovation.
Previously he was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; served on the Board of the Mail & Guardian; and co-founded the pioneering Social Media Agency, Cerebra.
Specialising in digital communications and leadership, Dave builds campaigns towards a better world, through his company Treeshake. In 2019, one of these campaigns reached over 1 billion people and was selected for a Sustainable Development Impact Award by the United Nations.
Tech savvy, creative, and results-oriented, The World Economic Forum lists him as a Young Global Leader, and has invited him to address world leaders in Davos on the topics of brand building, storytelling, and countering fake news.
He serves as Chairman of the Reach Trust, a non-profit developing mobile apps used by millions of South Africans to improve their literacy, numeracy, and employability. He also serves as a voting member of the academy of the Global Teacher Prize.
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