Mirza Shahnawaz Agha interviews Peter Sullivan

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Mirza Shahnawaz Agha interviews Peter Sullivan

Peter Sullivan edited The Star, then South Africa’s most influential newspaper, from 1993 – 2000, through the country’s transition to democracy. Appointed Group Editor-in-Chief of Independent newspapers’ 16 titles from 2000 – 2010.

In 2015 served as Chief Strategist for the UN and AU information support team in Mogadishu, Somalia.

A tenth generation South African, born in Bloemfontein, he attended Grey College then Universities of Witwatersrand (Philosophy), Cape Town (Economics) and South Africa (Computer Science). Awarded Harvard University’s Nieman travel bursary to study the then EEC, now the EU.

Captained Free State schools hockey, plays squash, tennis, golf, bridge and still surfs a bit; sailed the Cape-to-Rio yacht race in 1993, and from Cairns in Australia across the Indian Ocean in 2011. Won Cape Town Rothmans’ Week sailing and Maputo to Durban Vasco Races.

Former Chair of Amrop-Landelahni Recruitment, Assessment and Leadership training, a level 1 BBBEEE company. Chaired various charities, from Star Seaside Fund to Smile Fund.

Moderated in Davos for World Economic Forum for a dozen years, worked in Beijing for UN, reported on Gabon for Forbes, on 3G Forum with Danish Prime Minister, in SA Chaired four energy indabas and three nuclear indabas (meetings), including the latest one in February this year (2017).

Visited Japan as guest of Government in 2016 to write for Forbes Africa about Rugby World Cup 2019.

Chairman of BirdLife South Africa 2008-2012.

Continues to be published frequently in various publications.

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