WEF board seat for INM’s Survé

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THE FOUNDER and ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of the Sekun­jalo Group, Dr Iqbal Survé, has been ap­pointed to a World Eco­nomic Fo­rum (WEF) board. Survé has been ap­pointed to the Ste­ward­ship Board of the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum’s (WEF) Shap­ing the Fu­ture of In­for­ma­tion and Entertainment Sys­tem Ini­tia­tive, where he will be ex­pected to im­part his lead­er­ship on me­dia tech­nol­ogy and the fu­ture of me­dia as a tool for so­cial change. The Ste­ward­ship Board is com­prised of 20 chief ex­ec­u­tives, min­is­ters and heads of agency from around the globe, and is con­sid­ered one of the most im­por­tant strate­gic boards of the WEF, as it is in­formed by an ex­pert net­work that in­cludes more than 5 000 sub­ject mat­ter ex­perts on the fu­ture of the cre­ative econ­omy and in­formed so­ci­ety. “It is an hon­our to be a part of the board, whose main ob­jec­tive is to en­able an eco­nom­i­cally vi­able, ac­count­able and trans­par­ent flow of con­tent to in­form, in­flu­ence, en­ter­tain and/or ed­u­cate stake­hold­ers, while sup­port­ing and em­pow­er­ing them. The dig­i­tal era is trans­form­ing us as in­di­vid­u­als and so­ci­eties. As an or­gan­i­sa­tion we need to en­sure that our poli­cies stim­u­late busi­ness growth and keep in mind the needs of our cit­i­zens,” said Survé. Survé con­tin­ues to be a reg­u­lar Sum­mer Davos par­tic­i­pant and serves as the first chair­man of the Global Growth Com­pa­nies Ad­vi­sory Board and vice-chair­man of the Global Agenda Coun­cil for emerg­ing Multi­na­tion­als, in­clud­ing his con­tri­bu­tions to the Fo­rum Ad­vi­sory Board. – Staff Re­porter

In­de­pen­dent Me­dia’s Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man Dr Iqbal Survé.

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