Dave Duarte is the founder of Treeshake, a consultancy that helps organisations be more agile and innovative. 

Dave is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He also serves on the board of the Mail & Guardian, on Endeavor’s Venture Corps, and as Trustee for the Reach Trust, which has served over 10 million people in Southern Africa with mobile health and educational support. Dave is the founder and non-executive director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy which helps the advertising agency group of the decade stay on the cutting edge of marketing innovation. 

Dave was previously Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, where he launched the first social media strategy and mobile marketing courses in Africa; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; and co-founded South Africa’s largest Social Media Marketing agency, Cerebra. 

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 TEDx, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.