Andrew Kuper

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"Andy is an award-winning entrepreneur and investor in emerging markets. He founded LeapFrog in 2007, now the largest investor worldwide in insurance and related financial services to emerging consumers. LeapFrog’s high-growth companies serve 8 million people in Africa and Asia, most of whom are accessing financial safety nets for the first time.

"For his work as a pioneer of profit-with-purpose business, Andy won the 2012 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year award. LeapFrog has also been hailed by President Clinton, and many global leaders, for opening up new frontiers for alternative investment. According The Economist Ideas Economy Summit, “By pioneering a new asset class and raising over $100m for it amid the global financial crisis, Mr Kuper has sought to change the way we invest as individuals, institutions and societies.”

"Born and raised in South Africa, Andy was educated at Cambridge, Harvard and the University of the Witwatersrand. He holds a PhD from Cambridge, where he was supervised by economics Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and ethicist Baroness Onora O'Neill. He has authored two acclaimed books on globalization and governance.

"Andy is a founding Advisory Board member of He is a Member of the World Economic Forum Working Group on Impact Investing, of the Clinton Global Initiative, and of the Young President’s Organization."[1]


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  1. leapfroginvest Andrew Kuper, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2013.