Mr. Peter Wilson (South Africa) - Founder & Executive Director of the African Leadership Institute; ran his own Management Consulting company, PRB Consulting; Rhodes Scholar
Peter Wilson is the Founder and Executive Director of the African Leadership Institute (AfLI), a not for profit institute focused on developing the leadership capabilities of high potential "future African leaders" from across sub-Saharan Africa In this capacity he initiated, developed and manages the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme run in partnership with Oxford University, offering high level leadership learning experiences to the cream of Africa's future leaders in the 25-39 age range, as well as other initiatives to foster and promote good leadership across Africa.
A Rhodes Scholar from Zimbabwe, he
has lived most of his
life in Southern Africa.
After 20 years with Shell, the last 4 in the renowned Shell International Group Planning strategic think tank, well known for its scenario methodology, he established his own company, offering international strategy consultancy to both the public and private sector.
has built a reputation as an expert in the construction and application of scenarios for a variety of situations.
For the last 17 years he
has worked extensively in Africa, both on the leadership initiative, but also on scenario based national development planning assignments.
In this respect he
has worked on 7 different African country scenario projects under UNDP sponsorship, including South Africa 2020, and a further most recent scenario project, Nigeria 2025, a project privately initiated and funded with a group of Nigerian partners, which drew a standing ovation when presented at the Nigerian Economic Forum.
has also conducted Executive Committee level corporate strategy and business development consultations in Europe, USA and Asia for blue chip companies, which have included scenario based strategy assignments for the BBC
and Unilever His
work has involved other forms of strategy and business development consulting for a long list of corporate clients including Novartis
, Europrise HIV network, Orica, etc..
n recent times he has conceptualised and led projects to establish the Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health and the Novartis Vaccines Academy.
He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a first class honours degree in Engineering, and from Oxford University (St. Edmund Hall) with a postgraduate M.Phil in Management Studies.
was an international sportsman, representing South Africa at hockey, and was awarded a "double blue" at Oxford
for cricket and hockey.