Biography

H.E Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars

His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, Q.C is a global multi- award winning, well known business authority, mentor, chess player, erudite speaker of note, diplomat and a cutting-edge thinker with an outstanding record in planning, managing and executing highly successful private and public sector initiatives in Africa, Europe, America & Asia. He has an academic, diplomatic and international civil service background with a global inclination and provides quite extensive domestic best practices in Africa, He is Africa’s leading authority and informed voice on knowledge of foreign policy community, Growth and Competitiveness Practice, complex negotiations, strategic foresight, government affairs, entrepreneurship, investment policies, brand strategy and how countries & businesses can be active participants in their own development.

He is currently the Chairman GBSH Consult Group Worldwide, Ambassador MDG Task Force at United Nations and Security Council (Geneva), Global Ambassador Nation Builders International (Cameroon) and African International Development Ambassador (NAD-UK) and African International Achievers (Awards-UK), Goodwill Ambassador and Honorary Chancellor to The International Council for Leadership | Governance | Entrepreneurship | Management (ICLGEM-Switzerland).

He sits and serves as a Special Envoy and Ambassador to Special Projects to Manhyia Palace under His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II King of the Ashanti, African Justice Foundation Honorary Advisor & Lead Member to Board of Advisors under Cherie Blair CBE QC (UK), Global Strategic Advisor to the IVP Program and African Women Entrepreneurship Programme under Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (USA), Global Ambassador of Government Relations to the National Coalition Party in Canada (NCPC) under Hon. Sir. Raphael Louis intended Governor 2020 (Canada) , Director-Board of Directors and Lead Advisor Idea Factory Africa Brain Trust (Ghana), Head of Diplomacy and Honorary Advisor UAE-AFRICA MENTORING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM, LLC (UAMDC- Washington DC), Member of the Global Advisory Council on the World Marketing Congress (India), Member of the Global Brand Advisory Council on the World Brand Congress (UAE), Member of the Harvard Business Review (USA), Member of the McKinsey’s Online Executive Panel (USA), Member of the Advisory Board LBOC (South Africa) Stakeholder Relations, Member of the Advisory Board Footwork, project of the US-based New Venture Fund, (USA) Executive Director to Sandown Corporate (UK), ProDiverse Legal (Nigeria), Fellow at the African Scientific Institute (Oakland CA, USA), Governor and Member of Governing Council and Advisory Board Asia African Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( India and Delaware, USA)and Member of the Institute of Directors (M.Inst.D-SA)

Mentor on board the Outside Counsel and Everwise (San Francisco), Sable Accelerator in (San Francisco), Colorado University venture-centred entrepreneurship education program, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Student Enterprises of ALAMAU (African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) and Jeff Bezos Scholars whose efforts are to develop and connect the next generation of African leaders in which his role involves inter-alia the promotion of dialogue and partnership building for sustainable development with governments, the international community and other major key stakeholders.

His personal and business sphere of influence includes Presidents and Heads of States across several continents to whom he provides confidential strategic advisory services. Also, a wide range of listed firms in Europe, America and Africa whom he has provided for strategic direction and continues to work with many leaders. He has authored and co -authored numerous publications and policies around the world.

His awards are as below:

2021 Worldwide Business Leader by the World Confederation of Businesses, USA
2019 Chairman, African Pillar of Peace Awards
2018 ACQ5 Law Awards SOUTH AFRICA – GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR
2018 Driver of Change Finalist- Vision 2030 South Africa
2017 Fintech Adviser of the Year- UK
2017 SA Vision 2030 Awards Driver of Change Award Finalist
2017 Best Regional Enterprise by the Socrates Committee, Oxford UK.
2017 Best Management Consultant of the Year Corporate Vision UK
2017 Wealth & Finance International’s Five Star Consultants for 2017 in the UK
2017 ‘Ones to Watch 2017; MEA Company of Excellence Award’ by Middle East and African
Markets BIZZ 2017 Worldwide Business Leader by the World Confederation of Businesses, USA
2017 South African GameChanger of the Year