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Dele Olojede is a writer, editor and publisher, whose career in journalism spans four decades and took him to more than 100 countries, including stints as bureau chief at the United Nations, and in Johannesburg and Beijing, for New York Newsday. In 2005 he received the Pulitzer Prize, for his coverage of the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Dele also was founder and publisher of NEXT, a groundbreaking investigative newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria, in the 2000s. In 2019 he hosted the inaugural Africa In the World festival of hearts and minds, at Spier Wine Farm, in Stellenbosch, South Africa, bringing together global thinkers and innovators in communion with select African leaders to attempt to solve large problems. Dele was educated at the University of Lagos and Columbia University in the City of New York. He serves on the boards of EARTH University in Costa Rica, Edesia Nutrition in Providence, Rhode Island, The Mark Up, in New York, and on the advisory board and investment committee of Luminate, the civic investment arm of the Omidyar Network. He also is a member of the selection committee of the Aurora Prize. Dele is a moderator of leadership seminars for the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative South Africa. He is chairman of the board of Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship, which identifies and nurtures emerging young leaders in Nigeria. He is the 2011 winner of the John P. McNulty Prize. He and his family split their time between Stellenbosch and New York.