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Jay Naidoo

Trustee of Earthrise Trust


Born 20-12-1954 in Durban South Africa

Jay was the founding General Secretary of COSATU, a Minister in Nelson Mandela's Cabinet, is currently a trustee for Earthrise Trust looking at new models of rural development and livelihoods. Jay sits on the board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that looks at leadership and governance in Africa and remains committed to social justice.



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Current Position(s)

Board Member | Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Dakar, Senegal | October 2016 - present

Social Development and Community Services

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa.

http://mo.ibrahim.foundation/


Trustee | Earthrise Trust
Free State, South Africa | 2013 - present

Social Development and Community Services


Trustee | Angamma Charitable Trust
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - present

Social Development and Community Services


Previous Position(s)

Member | International Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Switzerland | 2008 - 2012

Consulting and Project Management

Advisory Comm to Secretary General of ITU


Founder | J&J Group
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2010

Social Development and Community Services

Development Foundation working on health, education and welfare sectors


Non-Executive Director | Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited
2007 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Life assurance company


Chair | Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Switzerland | 2003 - 2015

Social Development and Community Services

Swiss based Foundation involved in advancing nutrition and food security


Chair | Development Bank of Southern Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2000 - 2010

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Major infrastructure bank operating in Southern Africa


Minister of State | Posts, Telecommunications & Broadcasting | Government of National Unity
1996 - 1999

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Member of Parliament | National Assembly | African National Congress
1994 - 1999

Government, Public Administration and Defence


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Awards

Recipient of FNV (Dutch Union Federation) Human Rights Award

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Memberships

ITU Advisory Committee to World Forum

Committee Member, 2003 - 2005

Advisory Committee on ICT: UN Secretary-General

Member, 2000 - 2002

Regional African Satellite Communications Organisation

President, 1997 - 1999

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ANC National Executive Committee

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FOSATU

Volunteer, 1979 - present

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