Dave Duarte, founder of Treeshake, is an influential digital campaigner and storyteller. He is a passionate advocate for innovation to drive business growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.  

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Dave has given talks and classes in more than 20 countries including speeches at the United Nations and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Dave serves on the Board of the Mail & Guardian, a leading independent newspaper group renowned for its investigative journalism. He is Trustee for the Reach Trust which has provided over 10 million people with educational support using mobile phones. And he serves on the Academy of the Global Teacher Prize, and annual $1m award for the world's best teacher. 

As a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Dave is part of a select community of change-makers committed to working on global impact projects to improve the state of the world. In 2017 he completed the "Global Leadership and Public Policy" course at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, MA. 

Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business; headed up Creative Commons South Africa;  and co-founded the pioneering Social Media Agency, Cerebra (later sold to WPP).