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African Leadership Academy is a social enterprise that was founded in 2004 with the belief that ethical leadership is the key to transforming the African continent. In this university podcast, co-founder Chris Bradford talks about the role of educational institutions in shaping the future of Africa. He also discusses the personal journey that took him from Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Johannesburg, South Africa, and how Stanford was an influential part of that process. Bradford spoke at the 2011 Stanford Africa Forum: Entrepreneurship and Development, hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Chris Bradford, founder and COO of African Leadrship Academy, brings a hybrid background in education and business to his work. An experienced teacher, Bradford spent two years as a teaching fellow at Oundle School in the United Kingdom. He also worked in brand management with the Procter and Gamble Company and as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. In Africa, Bradford helped launch the Summer Academy at Cape Town and later directed the program. He has a BA from Yale University, an MA in education administration from Stanford University, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.