Dr. Mo Ibrahim is the Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which he established in 2006 to support good governance and exceptional leadership on the African continent. Sudanese-born, Dr. Ibrahim founded Mobile Systems International (MSI) in 1989, a world leading cellular consulting and software provider, and Celtel International, one of Africa’s leading mobile telephone companies which pioneered mobile services in Africa, in 1998. Dr. Ibrahim is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Limited, a private investment firm focused on Africa. Dr. Ibrahim has received honorary degrees and fellowships from many academic institutions including University of Birmingham, Bradford University, London Business School, Royal Academy of Engineering, SOAS - University of London, University of Pennsylvania and Lancaster University. Dr. Ibrahim is the recipient of awards like the GSM Association’s Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), Clinton Global Citizen Award (2010), Millenium Excellence Award for Actions in Africa (2012), Eisenhower Medal for Distinguished Leadership and Service (May 2014), International Republican Institute Freedom Award (2015), Danish CSR Honor Prize (2015), and David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award (2017). Dr. Ibrahim is the Co-founder and Co-chair of the Africa Europe Foundation, which was launched in 2020 to reset and bolster Africa-Europe relations.
Dr. Mo Ibrahim will speak at the World Justice Forum's Opening Plenary: The Global State of Justice and the Rule of Law