Digital Dealer 2017 speaker bio: Dave Duarte

Dave Duarte:  MD Treeshake

daveTopic: Navigating the digital retail landscape

Named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Dave Duarte is a pioneer in Digital Communications Strategy for large multinational campaigns.


A passionate educator, he is the CEO of Treeshake, and the founding director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which helps the Ogilvy & Mather stay on the cutting edge of marketing innovation internationally.

Dave serves on the Board of the Mail & Guardian new group, and as Trustee for the Reach Trust.

Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, headed up Creative Commons South Africa, and founded South Africa’s largest and leading Social Media Agency, Cerebra.

Dave has given talks and workshops in more than 20 countries, to hundreds of audiences including talks at the United Nations and the World Economic Forum in Davos.