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Dr. Andy Kuper is an investor and entrepreneur whose Profit with Purpose philosophy has shaped diverse industries and countries. He founded LeapFrog Investments in 2007. Within a decade, Fortune ranked LeapFrog as one of the top 5 Companies to Change the World, alongside Apple and Novartis. In 2022 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Andy was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for “distinguished service to the impact investing industry, to global business leadership, and to financial inclusion”.
LeapFrog’s companies now serve 422 million people in Africa and Asia with healthcare, financial tools or climate solutions. Those companies also directly support 200,000 jobs and livelihoods.
Global investors, including many of the world’s leading financial institutions, have committed several billion dollars to the firm’s growth equity funds. With this backing, LeapFrog’s portfolio companies have grown on average 27 per cent per year since investment. Several have been sold successfully to industry leaders including Prudential Plc, Swiss Re, AXA XL, Allianz, Standard Chartered and Fidelity.
Andy has been recognised by the Economist Group for demonstrating how “to change the way we invest as individuals, institutions and societies”. He has received global leadership awards from WEF, YPO, IIS, EY and other institutions. He has been a faculty member or visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, Harvard University and Columbia University.
Born and raised in South Africa, now an Australian, Andy holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has authored two books on globalisation and governance and is co-author of publications with diverse leaders and Nobel laureates.
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