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Pravin Gordhan to address the Discovery Leadership Summit

Press Release   •   Nov 10, 2016 07:47 GMT

7 November 2016 – Discovery today announced that South Africa’s Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, will be joining David Beckham and other world-class speakers at this year’s Discovery Leadership Summit. To be hosted by Discovery in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 14 November 2016, the Summit is a global thought-leadership event aimed at sharing intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society.

Minister Gordhan is a former pharmacist by profession. He has a long-standing track record as an anti-apartheid activist. He has also played a pivotal role in South Africa’s Parliament between 1996- 1998. He was previously the Minister of Finance between 2009 and 2014 and Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs from 2014 to 2015. Minister Gordhan is widely respected for his leadership of South Africa’s critical Finance ministry.

The theme for the 2016 Discovery Leadership Summit is Inspiring Minds. Our speakers are all leaders in their respective fields and have been invited to share their progressive and innovative approaches to modern-day challenges affecting society. Attendees can look forward to hearing from the likes of David Beckham, celebrated sportsman; Jack Welch, former GE CEO; Arianna Huffington, Founder of the Huffington Post; Niall Ferguson, Harvard historian and economist; Simon Kuper, Financial Times columnist and author; Duncan Clark, expert on the internet and entrepreneurship in China; and Adrian Gore, Discovery’s Founder and CEO.

The Discovery Leadership Summit will take place on 14 November 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The one-day event includes international speakers and panel discussions, and will run from 08:30 to 17:00. More information is available at

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Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently partnered with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered with John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. 

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