Bright Simons is a technology innovator, development activist and social entrepreneur.
He is President of the mPedigree Network, a system that empowers consumers to instantly verify with a free text message whether their medicines are safe and not counterfeit.
Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the IMANI Centre for Policy and Education in Ghana.
Simons is a member of the World Economic Forum Network of Global Agenda Councils and Technology Pioneers communities.
He is also an Ashoka Fellow, TED Fellow, Tech Museum Laureate and a Brain Trust member of the Evian Group at IMD.
In 2010, he was conferred with an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award by the African Leadership Institute.