Sean Cleary

Chairman, Strategic Concepts (PTY) LTD.
Forum Honorary Co-Chair

Seán Cleary is Chairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd, Executive Vice Chair of the Future World Foundation, and a Director of Companies. He studied social sciences and law and has an MBA from Henley.

He served in the South African Navy, before a diplomatic career in the Middle East, USA and Namibia, where he initiated negotiations between Namibia’s political parties, the release of political prisoners and adoption of a Bill of Rights, en route to independence.

He is on the Faculty of the Parmenides Foundation, lectures on global corporate strategy, conflict resolution and development economics in South Africa, the U.S and Europe; and national security at the SA Defence Staff College. He chairs the Advisory Boards of the Global Economic Symposium and Operation Hope; is a Board member of Rocky Mountain Institute, a Trustee of the South African Foundation for Conciliation, and a Strategic Adviser to the World Economic Forum.

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