Dr Marko Saravanja
Dr Marko Saravanja has been an entrepreneur, a development worker and an academic. Marko obtained his PhD in Performance Management. He was a finalist in the Ernst Young World Entrepreneurship Awards in 2009. Marko serves on boards of several private and non-profit companies, and he has served on the Advisory Board of First National Bank in South Africa. Marko’s programmes and talks have inspired and touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people from across the world. Marko has written the book Secrets of Success.
Croatian born, Marko has lived a life of extremes, taken roads less travelled, continuously pushed his boundaries of comfort, taken risks and explored the unknown. He lived an ascetic life for seven years, helping poverty-stricken communities to access education, health and employment opportunities. Marko has climbed Kilimanjaro, scuba dived, parachuted, and travelled to 70 countries. His additional interests include investments, stock market trading, yoga, tennis, golf and helicopter flying.