02 AUGUST 2012
World Economic Forum re-appoints USB director
Daniel Malan, director of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), has once again been appointed by the World Economic Forum for his innovation and contribution to the field of regulatory and compliance strategy in Africa.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils make up the world’s foremost intellectual network. Serving on the council, Malan will identify breakthrough ideas and new pathways to advance critical issues and ensure progress is made on the global agenda.
According to Professor John Powell, director of the USB, the appointment is an important milestone for the businesses school. "I am most proud of the success of Daniel’s re-appointment and of the evidence of USB's influence in the world".
Fulfilling his position last year, Malan attended the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values in Decision-making 2011 and looks forward attending it again this year for the second time.
There are over 80 councils around the globe, each comprising 15 to 20 relevant experts. The council members are appointed for a one-year term, between July and June each year and engage through virtual interactions and during the Summit, on the Global Agenda which will be held on 12-14 November 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Councils will serve as an informal advisory group to the World Economic Forum and, through the Forum, to the international community. The councils represent the world's foremost interdisciplinary brains trust of innovative thinking and idea exchange on global issues. They unite the world's most relevant experts, including business and government leaders, in an ongoing, comprehensive and co-creative process to monitor and address global, regional and industry challenges.
The councils continue to provide insights and recommendations and contribute to a number of Forum activities, including industry projects, annual and regional meeting programmes and the Risk Response Network – a network providing private and public sector leaders with an independent, impartial platform to map, monitor and mitigate global risks. In addition, they continue to provide policy recommendations to international organisations.