Bernstein, Ann

Ann Bernstein heads the Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa.  CDE is regarded by many including the London Financial Times as the country’s leading policy centre for social and economic development.  In addition, CDE has a special focus on the role of business and its contribution to development. Ann was a member of the Transition Team and then the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (1994 - 2001).  In 2005 she was a Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC.  In 2007 she joined the Board of the Brenthurst Foundation.  In 2008 and 2009 she was an invited faculty member at the World Economic Forum in Davos and participates in their Global Agenda Council’s Initiative. Her new book, The Case for Business in Developing Economies was published by Penguin in 2010. She is a regular public speaker and has been published by newspapers around the country, often appearing on radio and TV.  Her many other publications and books include Migration and Refugee Policies (with M. Weiner, London, 1999), Business and Democracy: Cohabitation or Contradiction? (with P.L. Berger, London, 1998), and Policy Making in A New Democracy: South Africa’s Challenges for the 21st century (CDE,1999).

Presentations by Ann Bernstein: