Chris Bradford is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of African Leadership Academy, an institution that seeks to transform Africa by developing and supporting future generations of leaders from across the continent. He brings a hybrid background in business and education to his work designing and building educational institutions of excellence, having previously worked with the Procter and Gamble Company, the Boston Consulting Group, the Broad Foundation, and as a teaching fellow at Oundle School, one of the leading coeducational boarding schools in England.
Mr. Bradford graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Yale University and a Master's in Business Administration and Master's in Education from Stanford University. At Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Mr. Bradford was named one of five Siebel Scholars in recognition of his academic excellence and extracurricular leadership. In 2006, he and African Leadership Academy Co-Founder Frederick Swaniker were named Echoing Green Fellows as two of the “leading emerging social entrepreneurs in the world” – selected from over 900 organizations worldwide. In 2011, Mr. Bradford won the inaugural Siebel Scholars Impact Award for his work developing African Leadership Academy. He led the design of African Leadership Academy’s innovative curriculum, which merges rigorous academics with powerful courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership and African Studies. Mr. Bradford also shaped the Academy’s admissions process, which has selected outstanding young leaders from numerous applicants in countries across Africa since 2008.