François Bonnici

Dr. François Bonnici

Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum

Director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Head of Social Innovation at the World Economic Forum. Dr Bonnici is a public health physician, university professor, social change practitioner, foundation leader and author of a new book, The Systems Work of Social Change. He was the former Founding Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Cape Town, the first academic centre dedicated to social innovation in Africa, where he still serves as Adjunct Associate Professor.

His career is rooted in front-line medical and humanitarian work and he has worked extensively with public sector, civil society, business and philanthropy to build progressive and catalytic partnerships.

Rhodes Scholar, South Africa (1999); Archbishop Tutu African Leadership Fellow (2013), Associate Fellow Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (2018), Visiting Faculty, Geneva Graduate Institute (2019).