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Transform Africa, the emerging world and global prosperity, and empower global and business leaders who will capitalize on the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, emerging technologies, and globalization 4.0 to deliver exceptional results and improve the state of our complex world

What I Do
Who I Am

"I am committed to accelerate the transformation of the emerging world, Africa and global prosperity"

Landry Signé is a world-renowned professor and leading practitioner who has won more than sixty prestigious awards and distinctions from four continents for his academic, policy, business, and leadership accomplishments. He is a senior director and professor the Thunderbird School of Global Management, leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 Center, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program and the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, a distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, a senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, a senior adviser to top global leaders (presidential, ministerial, and C-suite levels), and author of numerous books, including Unlocking Africa’s Business Potential: Trends, Opportunities, Risks, and Strategies (2020), and Africa’s Role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Riding the World’s Biggest Wave of Disruptive Innovation (2022). Professor Landry Signé’s achievements have been recognized internationally with dozens of distinctions for his accomplishments as an extraordinary professor, prolific author and cutting-edge scholar, influential public intellectual, exemplary and dedicated academic leader, innovative entrepreneur, and sought-after strategic thinker, problem-solver, board member, and keynote speaker. He was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for “finding innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues,” an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for being one of the “most creative thinkers,” a Desmond Tutu Fellow for driving “the transformation of Africa,” a Woodrow Wilson Public Policy Fellow for “preeminent scholarship uniting the world of ideas to the world of policy,” and one of JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World for “extraordinary achievements and dedication exemplifying the best attributes and leadership in academia,” and has won numerous academic awards, including the American Political Science Association Campus Teaching Award, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Academic Research and Creative Activity.  Read More...



Outside interests: Traveling, Photography, Thrill-seeker activities

“Professor Signé has made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the evolution of inter-state cooperation and regional economic integration and strategies in Africa, through the lens of studying new continental development institutions on the continent. He provides a unique insight on the African Union Development Agency, and cover as well critical initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2063..."

H.E. Quartey Thomas  Kwesi

Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission 


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Pr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, and the Hon
The first woman President of Ethiopi


Brookings Institution

Brookings Institution

Global cybercrimes and weak cybersecurity threaten businesses in Africa

Brookings Institution

Brookings Institution

Land redistribution in South Africa, Trump’s tweet, and US-Africa policy

Brookings Institution

Brookings Institution

Placing investment at the center of Africa’s development strategy


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