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This profile was last updated on 3/28/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Bright B. Simons

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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • African Leadership Institute
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IC Publications - Advisory Board Members, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
Bright Simons
Bright Simons is a technology innovator, development activist and social entrepreneur. He is President of the mPedigree Network, a system that empowers consumers to instantly verify with a free text message whether their medicines are safe and not counterfeit. Prior, he was a Senior Fellow at the IMANI Centre for Policy and Education in Ghana. Bright is a member of the World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils and Technology Pioneers communities. He is also an Ashoka Fellow, TED Fellow, Tech Museum Laureate and a Brain Trust member of the Evian Group at IMD. In 2010, he was conferred with an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award by the African Leadership Institute.
| Speakers | Mobile Health, 3 Aug 2011 [cached]
Bright Simons, CEO, mPedigree
Strategic News Service - Future in Review 2009, 10 Nov 2007 [cached]
Bright B. Simons, Coordinator of the mPedigree Network, IMANI-Ghana
Home - Team Web Site, 15 Aug 2010 [cached]
Bright Simons
Bright B. Simons is a Ghanaian Policy Activist and Social Entrepreneur. In his first role, he seeks to broaden the participation of non-technocrats in the debate about strategic choices for African development by championing transparency and decision-making accountability. In the second he works to unlock the powers of the market in tackling large-scale problems that defy straitjacket state-sector solutions.
These roles are primarily exercised in his capacity as the Director of Development Research at the award-winning African think tank IMANI (, and as the President of the mPedigree Network (www.mPedigree.Net).
His duties have led to speaking engagements around the world and consequently to numerous citations in the international press, ranging from the Economist, New York Times, the Financial Times, Asian Times, and the BBC, where he is a regular commentator for the World Service. An emerging global thought leader, Bright was invited in 2008 by the World Economic Forum to its Technology Pioneer Community at Davos and later to its Global Agenda Councils (the organisation's foremost expert body).
A TED and Ashoka Fellow, he is also a member of the Evian Group's Brain Trust at IMD, widely considered to be Europe's foremost business school, and of the Aspen Socrates Society. His commitment to social change and his recognition of the multidisciplinary nature of all true change are attested to by numerous awards for varied exploits, ranging from Marie Curie and Commonwealth Vision Grants to a scholarship from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council of the United Kingdom.
About Us |, 1 Oct 2013 [cached]
Bright B. Simons Mr. Bright B. Simons is a director at IMANI. Bright is a recipient of multiple Social Entrepreneurship awards from OIKOS International, the Claudio Ciuchiarelli Foundation and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
As an academic research fellow, he has been honored with Marie Curie Scholarships from European Forum for Social Research (2005-2006), and the United Kingdom Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. Bright is a committed academic and net worker who believes firmly in the vision of IMANI and
His experience stems from a multidisciplinary range of interests in the media arts, political economy and social innovation. In 2008, he was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and an Inventor-Fellow by Ashoka and TED.
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