Jørn Lyseggen of Norway
The Norwegian businessman and philanthropist is a true African at heart. Founder and CEO of the Meltwater Group, a global leader in online intelligence, Jørn Lyseggen decided to invest part of his wealth in a place where he could make a difference. He chose Africa, Accra, Ghana to be precise, though he had never set foot on the continent before. Created in 2008, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) was born of the belief by Jørn Lyseggen that talent is everywhere though opportunity is not, and that with the right support and guidance these aspiring entrepreneurs can achieve great things.