2017 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

14 Jun 2017 - 14:45

Billy Mawasha, a 1999 UCT electrical engineering graduate, was selected as a 2017 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.  The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of over 800 enterprising, socially-minded men and women selected under the age of 40, who operate as a force for good to overcome barriers that elsewhere stand in the way of progress. The community is made up of leaders from all walks of life, from every region of the world, and from every stakeholder group in society.

Since graduating, Billy’s working experience has included working for the De Beers Group, AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American (Kumba Iron Ore) where he is presently the Executive Head for Operations and Integration.

Since graduating, Billy’s working experience has included working for the De Beers Group, AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American (Kumba Iron Ore) where he is presently the Executive Head for Operations and Integration.

Billy is passionate about education and the development of others. In 2016, he was named in the South African Financial Mail Little Black Book as one of the country’s top black leaders who want to lead South Africa to greater things. He is a member of the Wits Mining School Industry Advisory council and sits on the Sol Plaatje University Finance and Investment Committee. He serves on the Board of Symphonia for SA, a national NPO who have a bold and audacious vision to ensure quality education for all children in South Africa.

Billy said, “Being selected as a YGL has been a humbling honour and privilege. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the World Economic Forum, other YGLs and role players to continue to make an impact in the world. What I hope to achieve the most is collaboration on projects that make an impact.”

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