All week, I have been receiving congratulatory messages, over the article that appears in the latest issue of Fortune Magazine. Once again, I would like to thank those who nominated me, as well as the thousands of others who blessed me, with such wonderful messages, about it. It is a humbling experience to know that one has such wonderful friends.
May The Lord richly bless you, for the generosity shown toward us, in your spirit.
For those who have not seen the full article, you can read the article via the link below. I have pasted the profile citation from CNN’s Fortune Magazine below:
In an era that feels starved for leadership, we’ve found men and women who will inspire you — some famous, others little known, all of them energizing their followers and making the world better.
35. Strive Masiyiwa
Founder & chairman, Econet Wireless
Nearly two decades ago Masiyiwa fought and won a key court battle to open Zimbabwe’s telecom industry to private investment. Masiyiwa, who sits on the Africa Progress Panel as well as the boards of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation, is a persuasive advocate for development opportunities and the creation of strong government institutions. “He is truly one of Africa’s most influential figures, with his good counsel sought by world leaders and CEOs,” says Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, who calls him “a champion for the power of technology to improve the lives of millions.”
Strive Masiyiwa is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Econet Group. He serves on several international boards including Unilever, and the Global Advisory boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and Stanford University. A board member of the Rockefeller Foundation for 15 years, he also serves as Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He is a co-founder of the Carbon War Room, Pathways for Prosperity, and the Global Business Coalition on Education. He and his wife, Tsitsi, co-founded the Higherlife Foundation and are signators of the Giving Pledge.View all posts by Strive Masiyiwa