Jason Drew is a serial entrepreneur, environmentalist and futurist. He argues that the industrial revolution is over and the sustainability revolution has begun. Based on this Jason has developed a clear vision, blueprint and operating model for business in the 21st century.
He describes himself as an environmental capitalist, Time Magazine as Lord of the Flies and Leadership Magazine as one of Africa’s most inspiring green leaders. He was awarded the UN Innovation Prize for Africa, his company AgriProtein appears on the UK Sunday Times ‘Disruptors to watch list’ and the Cleantech Global 100 list. He and his companies have won numerous awards around the world.
Jason Drew led the start-up of Africa’s leading outsourced services provider with over 3,500 staff and then the start up of Africa’s leading satellite services provider. Having sold both these he is now CEO of, what is by headcount, the world’s largest farm.
From the world’s largest insect factories, to a remarkable and profitable toilet business in the slums of Africa as well as a company that is likely to replace the pesticide industry, he has started and invested in some remarkable and globally disruptive businesses.
Disruptive innovation is creating whole new industries that could not be foreseen five years ago. These closed loop businesses are driving a wave of creativity whilst changing business strategy, risk and governance for existing companies.
Jason looks at business strategy in terms of the changing world defined by megatrends from the environment to technology and society from the viewpoint of a business leader and entrepreneur. He believes that whilst capitalism may have caused many of the issues we face – it may be the only tool we have that is strong enough to fix the problems. His insights into the realities of our changing environment and the ‘business’ of fixing the issues are brilliant and astounding. Some of the business solutions he has invested in from growing flies in South
Jason Drew is sharp, witty and above all else a realist with a no-nonsense, inspiring and business-focused approach to fixing our environmental problems.
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