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About Sangu


 

 

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About Sangu


 

 

 

ABOUT


 

Sangu Delle is an Entrepreneur, Author, Clean Water Activist, Soros Fellow and TEDGlobal Fellow.

Sangu is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Palm Investments Corporation ("GPI"); an investment holding and advisory company focused on building world class companies in Africa.  GPI operates companies in high growth industries and funds promising start-ups that can have social impact and generate jobs. GPI has backed startups such as Andela, mPharma and Flutterwave.  

Sangu is the co-founder of cleanacwa, which is a nonprofit working in underdeveloped communities in Ghana to make sure that water and sanitation, basic human rights, are provided.

Sangu is a Trustee of the Peddie School, an Advisory Board member of Harvard University's Center for African Studies, an Elected Director of Harvard University's Alumni Association and a member of the West Africa Advisory Group for the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

Sangu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honors) in African Studies and Economics from Harvard College, a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School, and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Work


Work


 

WORK


 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Golden Palm Investments (GPI) is an investment holding and advisory company focused on high growth and impact industry sectors in Africa.

Co-Founder

Cleanacwa is currently working to bring clean water and sanitation to over 200,000 people in 160 villages in Nandom in the Upper West Region, and Ayensuano and Suhum in the Eastern Region in Ghana

Chairman

Stawi is an international award winning food-processing company that produces nutritious flour and fortified cereals.

Board Member

mPharma is developing an integrated drug monitoring system that connects hospitals, patients, and pharmacies to cloud-based software.

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Advisory Board Member

Building on Harvard University’s longstanding scholarship and education on Africa, the Center for African Studies fosters the creation and dissemination of knowledge about Africa and African perspectives, across the University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professional Schools.

Advisory Board Member

The mission of the African Technology Foundation is to globalize African technologies by providing access to resources that effectively address and manage the most pressing technological challenges on the continent.

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West Africa Advisory Group Member

The West Africa Advisory Group leads efforts of outreach, local guidance, fundraising and implementation of the Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa

 

 

Elected Director

The purpose of the HAA as stated in its Constitution is to promote the welfare of Harvard University and to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Harvard University and its alumni. The HAA helps alumni connect with the University and with fellow graduates through a wealth of Club activities, continuing education programs, online services, and alumni events around the world.

Trustee

Guided by the confidence of our motto, “We Finish Our Labors to Begin Them Anew,” Peddie School is committed to the intellectual, social, and moral growth of each of our students. In this boarding school environment we not only prepare our students for the rigors and rewards of college, but also inspire each to strive for the highest quality of citizenship.

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Awards


Awards


AWARDS

 

 
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“Top 30 Most Promising Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2014 – FORBES

 
 
"Young African Committed to Excellence (YACE) Award"

"Institut Choiseul 100 Africa 2015: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow"

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“One of Africa’s Rising Star – outstanding individuals and power brokers who are changing the financial, investment and business landscape in Africa”

 

"Young Person Of The Year"

 

"2015 Social Innovation Leadership Award "

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"Time/Bentley Tomorrow25 future leaders award"

 

“Top 30 Most Promising Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2015 – FORBES

Finalist, Africa CEO Forum "Young CEO of the Year"

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Fellowships


Fellowships


 

FELLOWSHIPS


 

Fellow

The TED Fellows program is a global network of 300 innovators and trailblazers from a spectrum of                 disciplines. 

Global Shaper

The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

2015 GLG Social Impact Fellow

The Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social sector professionals answer critical strategic and organizational questions, at no cost. Through the Fellowship, ambitious, innovative, and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.

Fellow

PDS Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished individuals to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Class of 2014

African Leadership Network (ALN) is a membership community of the most dynamic and influential new-generation leaders in Africa. 

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Appearances & Conferences


Appearances & Conferences


APPEARANCES & CONFERENCES

 

 

Upcoming Appearances

 

Celebration of Scholarships, Harvard University, Cambridge - April 7, 2017

National JD/MBA Event, New York - April 15, 2017

Peddie School Trustee Meeting, Hightstown - May 12 - 13, 2017

Rhodes Scholarship West Africa Advisory Group Meeting, Lagos - May 18, 2017

Launch of Harvard University Center for African Studies Africa Office, Johannesburg - May 31st, 2017

Advisory Board Meeting, Harvard University Center for African Studies, Johannesburg - June 1, 2017

 

 

 

Past Appearances

 

Guest Lecture on Social Entrepreneurship, Ashesi University, Berekesu - Mar 24, 2017

Keynote Speech, Ghana @ 60, Cornell University - Mar 6, 2017

Rhodes Scholarship West Africa Advisory Group Meeting, Oxford - Mar 2, 2017

Famous Famiglia / Cleanacwa Partnership Launch, New York - Feb 25, 2017

Council on Foreign Relations Prof Gates Jr. Screening, New York - Feb 22, 2017

Peddie School Trustee Meeting, Hightstown - Feb 17 - 18, 2017

Speaker, TEDLagos, Lagos - Feb 11, 2017

Guest Lecture, Harvard College, Cambridge - Jan 31, 2017

Stawi Board Meeting, Nairobi - Jan 26, 2017

Harvard Business School Dean Visit, Lagos - Jan 13-14, 2017

TEDWomen, San Francisco, October 26 - 28 2016

TEDWomen, San Francisco, October 26 - 28 2016

Keynote Speaker, FundForum Africa, London, September 14 - 16 2016

TED Summit, Banff Canada, June 24-30 2016

Speaker, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, June 21-24 2016

TED Summit, Banff Canada, June 24-30 2016

peaker, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, June 21-24 2016

mPharma Global Summit, Accra, June 9-13 2016

Institut Choiseul Africa 100, Paris, June 1 - 3 2016

World Economic Forum Africa, Kigali, May 11-13 2016

Africa Philanthropy Forum, Kigali, May 10 2016

Cross MBA Africa Clubs Retreat, Miami, May 6-8 2016

GLG Social Impact Fellow Spring Event, New York, May 5 2016

Speaker, London School of Economics Africa Summit, London - April 22-23, 2016

Host, Cleanacwa 2nd Annual Walk for Water, Accra - March 19, 2016

Chairman, Commissioning of Water Projects in 5 Communities in Ghana - March 15, 2016

Speaker, Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, Cambridge MA - March 6, 2016

Moderator & Speaker, Harvard African Development Conference, Cambridge, MA - March 4-5, 2016

Inaugural Keynote Speaker, African Development Group, Columbia University, New York, NY - March 3, 2016

Speaker, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - February 18, 2016

Speaker, Camden Conference, Maine - February 19-21, 2016

Speaker, TEDxOxford, Oxford, UK - February 28, 2016

WPP Stream Africa, Capetown - December 9-12, 2015

Keynote Speaker, Celebrating Young Rwandan Achievers Awards, Kigali, December 11th 2015

Africa Social Innovation Leadership Awards, Mauritius - December 9, 2015

Institut Choiseul 100 Africa Award Ceremony, Marrakesh - November 26-27, 2015

Keynote Speaker, UBC Africa Business Forum, Vancouver – November 21-22, 2015

Host, Cleanacwa Innovation in Sanitation Prize, Accra - November 19, 2015

Speaker, Africa Global Business Forum, Dubai – November 17-18, 2015

Judge, Anzisha Awards, Johannesburg - November 16, 2015

PBS Tavis Smiley Show, Los Angeles - November 9, 2015

Peddie Leadership Council, NJ - November 5-6, 2015

Speaker, 11th World Islamic Economic Forum, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia - November 2-4, 2015

Speaker, African Philanthropy Forum (APF) Conference, Kigali – October 26-27, 2015

GLG Social Impact Fellowship, New York, NY - October 19 - 21, 2015

Speaker, 21st Century Fox Company Leadership Off-Site, Palm Springs - October 15th, 2015

Speaker, State Street Speaker Series, Boston - October 12, 2015

World Economic Forum Global Shapers “Shape Europe,” Vilnius – October 1-4, 2015

World Economic Forum Global Shapers “Shape Africa – Investing in Africa,” Rabat – September 17-19, 2015

TED Conference, California – August 26-31, 2015

Guest Speaker, Boston Children's Hospital Global Health Seminar, MA - August 3, 2015

2015 Mandela Washington Fellows Reception, Washington D.C. – August 2, 2015

Judge, US Africa Development Foundation YALI Entrepreneurship Awards,, Washington D.C.  – August 2, 2015

Speaker, Hello Tomorrow Conference, Paris - June 25 - 26, 2015

Keynote Speaker, Standard Bank PBB Global Conference, Johannesburg - June 1, 2015

Speaker, University of Oxford Africa Conference 2015, UK - May 22-23, 2015

Guest Speaker at Georgia Tech University, GA - March 28, 2015

Guest Speaker, Adams House SCR, Harvard University, MA - March 11, 2015

Ghana's 58th Independence Golden Gala, DC - March 7, 2015


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CONTACT


 

 To get in touch with Sangu directly:

 sangu@sdelle.com 

   For speaking engagements, media inquiries, appearances, or consulting: 

jen@gpalminvestments.com