His music is generally described as "African folk". His work was an inspiration to many in the anti-apartheid movement. His themes include the struggle for freedom, and forgiveness and reconciliation with enemies. Vusi can also be heard performing on Warren Haynes' Live at Bonnaroo release during the song "Soulshine", and the Dave Matthews Band song, "Everyday", from the album of the same name as well as a live version of the song with him which appears on the album The Best of What's Around Vol. 1. Vusi was also one of the performers at the Live 8 concerts.
Mike Quinn is the Group CEO of Zoona and has a passion for business in Africa. He has worked for Zoona since the first payment in 2009, and successfully closed a $4m Series A venture capital round from international investors in early 2012, a first ever for a technology start-up in Zambia. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Skoll Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, along with an MSc in Management Development from the London School of Economics. He grew up in Calgary, Canada, and completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
United Nations Foundation
Elizabeth Gore is the first ever Resident Entrepreneur at the United Nations Foundation bringing innovation into the United Nations and chairing the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council. Ms. Gore previously served as Vice President of Global Partnerships at the UN Foundation, and founded strategic grassroots efforts such as Nothing But Nets, Girl Up, and the Shot@Life global vaccines campaign. Ms. Gore was named by People as one of the top 100 Extraordinary Women and has been featured on multiple media outlets including: ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, The New York Times, People, and Time. She is a World Champion Equestrian, and in 2010 joined Summit on the Summit and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis on behalf of the United Nations.
General Manager, Participant TAG
Christopher Gebhardt joined Participant Media in September 2008 to lead the start up of Participant’s digital division, the hub of which is takepart.com. In 2013 created TAG, a new division of Participant offering cause marketing, creative and consulting services to brands and foundations. Prior to joining Participant, Chris was with Ogilvy, Pepsi, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and also launched several media, digital, and consulting ventures.
Chief Marketing Officer
Veronica is Chief Marketing Officer of sbe, a global hospitality company of award-winning hotel, casino, restaurant and nightlife brands founded in LA. She oversees all marketing strategy and execution across their portfolio. Ms. Smiley has over 15 years of experience in brand development, communications, marketing and advertising from a number of international brand-led companies. During her tenure at Caesars Entertainment, Veronica Smiley led Brand Strategy, Partnerships and National Promotions for the largest casino entertainment company in the world. In this role, she drew on her background in Brand Management and innovation to lead the design and launch of the company’s largest promotional campaign in history this year. The promotion re-launched Total Rewards, the gaming industry’s most successful loyalty and analytics program, to a broader set of entertainment seekers comprised of both gamers and non‐gamers. Smiley originally joined the company in 2009 as a Director of Marketing to launch a new VIP service concept called Total Ex