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Fred Swaniker

Founder & CEO of African Leadership Group

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Fred Swaniker Biography

Fred Swaniker is on a mission to bring better leadership to Africa and the world. He is the founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group – an ecosystem of organizations that are catalyzing a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders. Over the past 15 years, he has founded and led the pre-university African Leadership Academy, the African Leadership University, the African Leadership Network and ALX — a next-generation leadership development and talent sourcing platform. Collectively, these endeavors aim to transform Africa by developing 3 million African leaders by 2035. He is also the founder of The Room, a talent agency for the world’s ambitious doers.

Swaniker previously worked as a McKinsey consultant before earning an MBA from Stanford and becoming an entrepreneur. He is an Echoing Green Fellow; Aspen Institute Fellow; and most recently, was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Macalester College, Middlebury College and Nelson Mandela University.

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  • How do I book Fred Swaniker to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Fred Swaniker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Fred Swaniker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Fred Swaniker or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Fred Swaniker

    Speaking fees for Fred Swaniker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Fred Swaniker are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Fred Swaniker, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Fred Swaniker speak about?

  • Where does Fred Swaniker travel from?

    Fred Swaniker generally travels from South Africa, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Fred Swaniker’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Fred Swaniker for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Fred Swaniker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Fred Swaniker or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Founder & CEO of African Leadership Group

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Fred Swaniker Biography

Fred Swaniker is on a mission to bring better leadership to Africa and the world. He is the founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group – an ecosystem of organizations that are catalyzing a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders. Over the past 15 years, he has founded and led the pre-university African Leadership Academy, the African Leadership University, the African Leadership Network and ALX — a next-generation leadership development and talent sourcing platform. Collectively, these endeavors aim to transform Africa by developing 3 million African leaders by 2035. He is also the founder of The Room, a talent agency for the world’s ambitious doers.

Swaniker previously worked as a McKinsey consultant before earning an MBA from Stanford and becoming an entrepreneur. He is an Echoing Green Fellow; Aspen Institute Fellow; and most recently, was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Macalester College, Middlebury College and Nelson Mandela University.

Fred Swaniker Videos

  • Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group
    The Power of Public, Private, Youth Partnerships to Drive Impact with and for Young People
  • 2021 Annual IC3 Festival - Keynote Address by Fred Swaniker
    Mr. Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group (ALG) delivers the Opening Keynote at the 2021 Annual IC3 Festival.
  • Fred Swaniker the African Leadership Group | HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit
    In this video, Fred Swaniker Founder of the African Leadership Group explores education in Africa and the challenges and opportunities he sees there....

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FAQs on booking Fred Swaniker

  • How do I book Fred Swaniker to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Fred Swaniker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Fred Swaniker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Fred Swaniker or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Fred Swaniker

    Speaking fees for Fred Swaniker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Fred Swaniker are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Fred Swaniker, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Fred Swaniker speak about?

  • Where does Fred Swaniker travel from?

    Fred Swaniker generally travels from South Africa, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Fred Swaniker’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Fred Swaniker for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Fred Swaniker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Fred Swaniker or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Fred Swaniker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Fred Swaniker for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Fred Swaniker generally travels from South Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Richard Florida, Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs, Jacqueline Novogratz and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Fred Swaniker for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Fred Swaniker Speaker Videos

  • Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group
    The Power of Public, Private, Youth Partnerships to Drive Impact with and for Young People
    2021 Annual IC3 Festival - Keynote Address by Fred Swaniker
    Mr. Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group (ALG) delivers the Opening Keynote at the 2021 Annual IC3 Festival.
  • Fred Swaniker the African Leadership Group | HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit
    In this video, Fred Swaniker Founder of the African Leadership Group explores education in Africa and the challenges and opportunities he sees there. Fred is deeply passionate about Africa and...
    Commencement 2018-Fred Swaniker Commencement Address
    Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO of African Leadership University, was the 2018 commencement speaker at the Macalester College graduation ceremony. Swaniker graduated from Macalester in 1999.
  • Fred Swaniker | Closing Plenary | SkollWF 2018
    Fred Swaniker speaks at the Closing Plenary at the Skoll World Forum.
    Where is Africa in our history books? | Fred Swaniker
    The renaissance, the industrial revolution, information age: three periods in history in which the world made remarkable progress in which Africa is not mentioned. In this sharp talk, entrepreneur...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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