The Brenthurst Foundation Holds Annual Advisory Board Meeting In Morocco
This week The Brenthurst Foundation was in Essaouira, Morocco, for its annual Advisory Board Meeting where we were graciously hosted by André Azoulay, Advisory Board member and Counsellor to H.M King Mohammed VI.
Former President of Nigeria; Chairman, The Brenthurst Foundation
Former President of Liberia and Nobel Laureate
Former Minister of Trade; Professor INCAE, Costa Rica
Former President of Sierra Leone
Presidential Investment Envoy; Former Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to South Africa
Director, The Brenthurst Foundation
Rich with history, Essaouira was the perfect location for the first Advisory Board Meeting in two years.
Due to the city's port, which was founded in 1770, Essaouira was the most important trading post between Europe, Africa and the Americas until the first half of the nineteenth century.
As founder and president of the Association Essaouira-Mogadorm which was set up in 1992, André Azoulay has led a renaissance in Essaouira through a unique approach to sustainable development of the city based on its cultural diversity and spiritual legacy.
This approach to development provides many lessons for others and its success is a wonderful testament to the vision and leadership of André Azoulay.
The Advisory Board Meeting was attended by our Chairman, Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo; Jonathan Oppenheimer; Former President of Liberia and Nobel Laureate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Former Minister of Trade and Professor INCAE in Costa Rica, Alberto Trejos; Former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma; Presidential Investment Envoy and Former Deputy Minister of Finance in South Africa, Mcebisi Jonas; Toben Brylle, Former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to South Africa, in addition to The Brenthurst Foundation team led by Director Dr Greg Mills.
We will be writing further about the lessons that can be learnt from Essaouira's successful development shortly.