Bright Simons is the President of mPedigree, where he pioneered a system (goldkeys.net) that allows consumers to instantly check whether products they buy are counterfeits or not by sending a free text message.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils; a TED and an Ashoka fellow. He’s also a recipient of numerous awards, ranging from an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award, Marie Curie and Commonwealth Vision Grants to a PPARC Scholarship in Gamma Ray Astronomy. Bright has consulted on innovation strategy by international organisations such as the World Bank, UNECA, USAID, and the Commonwealth; and is a member of the United Nations taskforce on innovative models in healthcare and the Lancet Commission on Sub- Saharan Africa.
This year, Fortune Magazine named Bright in their 50 World’s Greatest Leaders list among other industry players like Apple and Amazon CEOs, Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos respectively and also Pope Francis.
Current position: President, mPedigree