by Staff Reporter on 23/08/12 at 3:31 pm
Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp and well-known expert on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, has been invited for the second year in a row to become a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Fostering Entrepreneurship. Each GAC in the WEF network has a limited invitation as membership is only available to between 15 and 20 global experts. Raiz was invited in recognition of his expertise and thought leadership in the field of entrepreneurship.
The WEF’s GAC’s make up the world’s foremost intellectual network, convening the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from business, government, academia and civil society to address key global issues. Serving as a global brain trust, insights and recommendations from the Councils not only help inform the Forum’s programming, including at their Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, but also set the direction for global, regional and industry agendas.
As a Council member, Raiz actively seeks to educate other key stakeholders about the specific needs of entrepreneurs in different developing economies and thus help to balance the Council’s perspective. “I am honoured once again to be invited to participate in this prestigious Council. I look forward to being able to voice the issues of South African and developing world entrepreneurs who face daunting challenges, on a global stage. Being on the Council will also allow me to reap the benefits of being exposed first-hand to the thinking behind the latest international developments in entrepreneurship and enable me to bring this knowledge back home,” says Raiz.
The GAC on Fostering Entrepreneurship is scheduled to meet at the WEF Summit on the Global Agenda, to be held in Dubai from 12 to 14 November 2012.
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