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Bright Simons

President, mPedigree

Bright Simons is the president of mPedigree, a social enterprise working with governments, companies, and organisations to promote innovative technologies in the areas of health and food security, transparency, and governance. His latest work on the application of “smart polymers” to health cold-chain problems has been supported by Harvard Innovation Labs, among others. As a board-level advisor, Simons’s commitments include the Microsoft Africa Advisory Council, the Lancet Commission on the Future of Health in Africa, the World Economic Forum’s Africa Strategy Group, IMANI Center for Policy and Education, and the Ashoka Globalizer initiative. In 2016, Fortune magazine named him to its World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list.

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