Praekelt Group, Johannesburg, South Africa
Gustav Praekelt is the founder and chairman of the Africa-based Praekelt Group – a leader in the use of open source mobile technologies to deliver essential information and inclusive services to millions of people around the world, especially in Africa.
His belief in the power of mobile phones to transform lives inspired him to establish the Praekelt Foundation in 2006 – a social enterprise that develops scalable mobile solutions for social good, whose programmes have reached over 100 million people across 30 countries in Africa.
In 2018, Gustav together with Simon de Haan, established Turn.io, a behavioural software company that builds tools for social impact organisations. Turn technology helps social impact organisations have personal, guided conversations that improve lives at scale.