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Karabo Morule joins Young Global Leaders Forum

Karabo Morule, Managing Director: Personal Finance at Old Mutual South Africa, has been invited to join the prestigious World Economics Forum's community of Young Global Leaders

The World Economic Forum established the Forum of Young Global Leaders to foster leaders in public-private cooperation and forge a new model of global governance for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Every year, the Forum honours 100 outstanding and uniquely accomplished individuals who are committed to building a peaceful and prosperous shared global future. In return for the honour, the Forum enlists these diverse technologists, teachers, entrepreneurs and innovators in a process of discovery, to achieve more collectively than they could on their own.

The 2018 Young Global Leaders are joining a community and five-year programme that will challenge them to think beyond their scope of expertise and be more impactful leaders. They were nominated because of their ground-breaking work, creative approaches to problems and ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government, and civil society.

“We’re challenging these women and men to do more and be more. They’ll join a community of enterprising, socially minded leaders working as a force for good, and highlight the potential for innovation to correct the shortcomings in our economies and societies,” said John Dutton, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.

Karabo, 36, was the second black woman to qualify as an actuary in South Africa.

After matriculating from Johannesburg’s Roedean Senior School in 1999 with five distinctions, Morule obtained her Business Science degree in Actuarial Science with First Class Honours from the University of Cape Town.

She is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA) and was recognised by the Mail & Guardian in 2014 as one of 200 young South African leaders who are shaping the country’s future.

Since joining Old Mutual in 2010, Morule has held several management positions and excelled as a principled and far-sighted leader. In January 2016 she was appointed as Managing Director of Old Mutual Personal Finance, one of the Group’s largest business segments, servicing the needs of almost 2 million customers.

Read more about the Young Global Leaders of 2018 here.

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