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Episode 75: Marc Lubner (Afrika Tikkun), Johannesburg, South Africa

YPO member Marc Lubner evangelizes the good business can do. It’s what lifted his grandfather from desperately poor immigrant to local success. Today, the Lubner family 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 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 received the Top NGO Conscious Companies Award for his work with these charities.

In this episode, Marc shares how non-profits can actually achieve more when run like a business.


Guest: Marc Lubner, CEO of Afrika Tikkun
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.