Duke Malan

Communication and investment promotion strategist

Duke is Director of advisory firm Africa Works. His expertise is resolving complex reputation management challenges, investment promotion and Sino-Africa relations. He has served as a trusted advisor to executives of global brands and senior Government officials.

He is a sought-after keynote speaker and has delivered talks at TEDx, LinkedIn, Mail & Guardian Reputation Management conference and SA Brand Summit.

Duke is formerly Vice President: Corporate Affairs at global communications consultancy FleishmanHillard in Hong Kong.  Before exploring the East in 2014, he was Head of Reputation Management at Johannesburg listed Discovery Limited – recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the leading Companies Changing the World.

He is passionate about youth empowerment, mentors several dynamic young Africans, served as a board member of Young Business South Africa. He also worked in Washington D.C at a leading youth development organization – Presidential Classroom.

Duke is a graduate of the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa.

He is based between Hong Kong and Johannesburg.