Episode 75 — Bonus: Marc Lubner (Afrika Tikkun), Johannesburg, South Africa
By Kevin Daum, Contributor
In this bonus episode, YPO member Marc Lubner shares the unique challenges facing charities in South Africa today and how organizations must be agile and adaptable to thrive in the challenging social, political, and economic environment of South Africa.
YPO member Marc Lubner evangelizes the good that business can do. It’s what lifted his grandfather from desperately poor immigrant to local success. Today, the Lubner Family now runs Belron, a South African-based vehicle glass company operating worldwide. With an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg school of business. Mark ran the Umbono Investment Corporation, creating some of the first black empowerment deals in South Africa post apartheid.
Today, Marc leverages his business experience to grow two charities: Afrika Tikkun which empowers African youth, and the Smile Foundation which brings Doctors to fix cleft palates and other mouth disorders on children. In 2017, Marc was given the Top NGO Conscious Companies Award for his work with these charities.
Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.