PAT PILLAI | SOUTH AFRICA

LIFECO UNLTD | ASHOKA FELLOW

Pat Pillai is Founder and CEO of LifeCo UnLtd. SA. He’s a teacher and entrepreneur (Ashoka Globaliser Fellow). He has also been a South African national television news anchor for 15 years.

LifeCo, established in 1997, has benefited over 112,000 beneficiaries in SA (5,000 are Young Entrepreneurs; 124 are established adult entrepreneurs, of those 76 are impact/social entrepreneurs).

LifeCo UnLtd finds, funds and supports Social Enterprises and is a founder member of GSEN (50+ member nations www.gsen.global). LifeCo Earth is it’s investments company – wholly owned by a public benefit trust. It has interests in Renewable Energy Projects, Green Architecture and Social Venture Capital. LifeCo UnLtd SA tackles inequality and focusses on growing social capital, with assets owned by the poorest and marginalised. It was voted among the top 10 most admired Social Enterprises in South Africa.

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