“There are a lot of successful people in the world. But to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way. And only a few leaders are part of this special group: the ones who never give up. Driven by their desire to better the world around them, they stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions. They cut through the noise of this transformative age by breaking away from the pack — and then end up leading it” – Ernst & Young.
We couldn’t be more proud of Londolozi’s Co-Founder, Dave Varty, who was nominated as a finalist for the EY World Entrepreneur Award in the exceptional category. After 45 years of pioneering conservation, developing sustainability models, creating safe havens for wildlife and providing a futuristic African Village to the Londolozi Family, we couldn’t be more humbled and honoured of such a deserving nomination in African entrepreneurship.
A few words from Dave:
I wanted to firstly congratulate the deserving winners of each section and in particular wish them well on their onward journey to creating remarkable enterprises.
The outstanding feature of the event for me was the opportunity to meet and interact with the other finalists. Hearing their personal stories as to how their companies came into being was not only a privilege but was also very inspiring.
The differences in each of the companies represented and the varying background of each finalist further demonstrated the resilience and diversity of the people who live and work on this wonderful continent called Africa.
The engagement with EY was memorable and I extend my particular thanks to Ryan Burke (EY Global Growth Markets Leader) for originally suggesting that we submit the Londolozi story to EY and of course to Azim Omar and his team for their attention to detail, warm reception and extraordinary organisational skills. I wish them well for the Monaco program and know that Craig Irvine who won the Master category will be a wonderful ambassador for our country.
My thanks go to EY for this extraordinary initiative and superb organising, and to the many friends and family for the support, encouragement and kind words over all social media platforms, I am deeply appreciative,
Filed under 2020 Vision Occasions Sustainability
Amazing inspirational video.
Congratulations Dave! You inspire us all with your brilliant leadership and passion!
My initial trip to Londolozi was amazing, emotional, educational and changed the way I thought about nature. Listening to Dave Varty speak touched my heart and soul. I thank him for his vision and the will to carry it through. We are all better for people like the Varty family. Congratulations and good health to all at Londolozi. You deserve the award. See you again soon
Such a well deserved accolade and thank you for sharing the inspirational video with us all.
Congratulations, Dave and all the Londolozi team! So well deserved – Londolozi’s standard of excellence and commitment to a healthy and sustainable planet serve as a wonderful example not just to South Africa, but all of us around the world. Thank you!
What a wonderful affirmation of a life given to purpose. Congratulations to Dave, Shan and the Londolozi family!
Congratulations Dave and the entire Londolozi team who live and breathe your integrity and vision. Your video brings home the point that we can make and leave the wild a better place, all the while promoting sustainability and offering careers to members of the local villages. I was there for the first time just a year ago and was so moved by my experiences, I’ve booked again for March! Thank you for your vision and not compromising!!
Congratulations Dave, and to all the staff that make Londolozi’s success a reality!!!
Congratulations to Dave, his family, and the entire Londolozi team which made this recognition possible.
Dave’s leadership and vision have transformed so many individuals’ views of nature!
And many thanks go to the Varty family who started and continue the search for excellence and environmental consciousness. You are doing a great job.
Very Well done Dave!! You’re a beacon…