Dave Duarte is the CEO at Treeshake, a pioneering communications consultancy, as well as Principal at the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy.

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

A passionate educator, Dave has been teaching digital media and marketing strategy for over a decade. He has given talks and classes in more than 20 countries including speeches at the United Nations and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

As a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Dave is part of a select community committed to working on global impact projects to improve the state of the world. 

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 South Africa’s largest and leading Social Media Agency, Cerebra.