Belinda Bowling

Social Impact Director, Naspers






Belinda Bowling is the Social Impact Director of technology investment giant Naspers, and the co-founder and head of Naspers Labs, a disruptive 21st century solution to South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. More of a brindle than a pure-bred, her career started with a foray into the private sector in law and investment banking, followed by 15 years in international development in Asia and Africa in a variety of sectors, working for the UN, non-profits and social businesses. One of only 3 foreign women ever to be awarded a Presidential Medal by the Government of Afghanistan, where she worked for 7 years, Belinda’s academic background is law, and she holds a BA LLB LLM.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020