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H.E Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars

His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, PhD, Q.C is a globally renowned Economist, Scholar and Leading Strategist known for thorough analysis, horizon scanning, thought leadership, knowledge production and insights stemming from various disciplines. He is a 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.

He is currently the Group Executive Chairman GBSH Consult Group Worldwide, Chair of the National Master Plan Task team in South Africa in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Development with fellow bright minds of the country like: Dr Reuel Khoza, Professor Edith Vries, Professor FM Mathebula, Professor Somadoda Fikeni, Mr Stuart Bartlett, Dr Pali Lihohla, Princess Tsakane Valoyi, Mr Bongani Magongo, Dr Molefe Pule, Ms Refilwe Belebesi, Mr Xolani Qubeka, Dr Patrick Ebewo, Dr. Kekana and many more. Knowledge, subject matter and development actor expert at the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab (Paris, Ile-de-France), 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 (Ghana), 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), Head of Diplomacy and Honorary Advisor UAE-AFRICA MENTORING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM, LLC (UAMDC- Washington DC), Advisory Board Member on the Advisory Board Member on the Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) in (Delhi, India), 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 Footwork, project of the US-based New Venture Fund, (USA) Executive Director to Sandown Corporate (UK) 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), Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honor Society (South Africa). His personal and business sphere of influence includes Presidents and Heads of States across several continents to whom he provides confidential strategic advisory services, state owned enterprises, listed firms, private organisations, SMMEs around the world.