Sangu Delle, Chairman and CEO of Africa Health Holdings and son of former CPP National Chairman Professor Edmund Delle, has been selected by the World Economic Forum to receive the 2021 Most Promising 112 Young Global Leaders under the age of 40.
He joins a prestigious group of heads of state, ministers, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and chief executive officers across the globe who have worked on more than 30 COVID-19 related initiatives and who are “committed to improving the state of the world.”
Nicole Schwab, Board Member of the Forum of Global Leaders said, “We are delighted to welcome the Class of 2021 at a time when cultivating responsible leadership is needed more than ever to steer us through the multiple challenges the world is facing.”
Sangu Delle and other Africans among the Young Global Leaders will benefit from the Aliko Dangote Fellowship aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of young leaders on the continent.
He is recipient of many international awards, including the Harvard Black Students Association 2020 Legacy Award, New Africa Magazine 100 Most Influential Africans (2019), EMY 2019 Award for Young Male Achiever of the Year, and three times winner of Forbes top 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa.
Sangu Delle attended Christ the King International School in Accra after which he was awarded a full merit scholarship to study at the Peddie School in New Jersey, USA. He went on to Harvard College where he graduated with BA (highest honours) in African Studies and Economics. Sangu Delle also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, MA in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University and Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School where he was a Soros Fellow and received the Dean’s Award for Leadership.
As a philanthropist, Sangu Delle set up a scholarship scheme at Harvard College in 2014 to honour his mother, Amira Delle (who did not have the opportunity to attend college), and to support African girls to attend Harvard. He has also established Amira Delle Scholarship for girls from underprivileged backgrounds to attend the prestigious MISE Foundation Programme in Science and Technology in Accra. He also has to his credit, Edmund Delle Scholarship, in honour of his father, at Havard Centre for African Studies to promote graduate research in Africa as well as Sangu Delle Scholarship at Ashesi University, for poor but brilliant students from the Upper East Region.