Dave Duarte is the founder of Treeshake,  a consultancy dedicated to growing digital leadership capability. A passionate educator, Dave has been teaching digital communications and leadership practice for over a decade. 

In 2014 Dave was chosen as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a community of next-generation leaders who commit a portion of their time to learning and collaborating on global impact projects to improve the state of the world. 

Dave serves on the Board of the Mail & Guardian, a leading independent newspaper group renowned for its investigative journalism. He also serves on Endeavour’s Venture Corp., and as Trustee for the Reach Trust which has provided over 10 million people with educational support using mobile phones.

A passionate promoter of side-projects, Dave is an award winning blogger and social media campaigner. He has given talks and workshops in more than 20 countries, to hundreds of audiences including talks at the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.

Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, headed up Creative Commons South Africa, founded the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, and founded South Africa’s largest and leading Social Media Agency, Cerebra.