Futures Strategist & Media Entrepreneur
Quote about attendance and contribution to the EurAfrican Forum:
“Even though we are not in the same room, it is important, more now than ever, for us to connect at the EurAfrican Forum 2021 and discuss our collective future – the one we have always envisaged for our regions and the one, born out of our collective experience through the pandemic. I am honoured and excited to be part of this conversation, unlocking the world of tomorrow.”
Alexander Leibner is a familiar face in the African media landscape, both in the spotlight and behind the scenes in radio, television, print and digital for over 20-years. This experience, together with his interests in business, marketing, current affairs issues, future trends and the impact this has on major organisation, makes him a popular voice to speak to executive teams, C-suite leaders and high-profile audiences across the world. In his keynote talks on the future, he foresees no ordinary future and he often points out that we need to become wiser in an ever ‘smarter’ world. He assists companies and organisations get the vital vision they require to prepare for a fresh future, with confidence and expectation. He believes that we can unlock a plethora of potential through vision and that the future can be abundant if we choose it to be.
Described by The Sunday Times as a seasoned communicator, Alexander has enjoyed extensive stage time as a Programme Director, Panel Discussion Moderator and Conference Chair and served in a senior management role at CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa for over a decade, before venturing out into a digital media start-up, weekly podcast and speaking engagements on the future. As a recipient of the President’s Award from late President Nelson Mandela and Prince Edward (Earl of Wessex), some of his career highlights include attending the Annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and in Africa, traveling extensively across the continent and internationally.
Apart from speaking to major organisations across the continent on the world of tomorrow, Alexander is also the founder of the Sandton Media Group (SMG) and is currently completing his Executive MBA through Henley Business School Africa and is the recipient of the 2021 Dean’s Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity. He is also an alumni of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa) and BOND University (Australia).