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August 27, 2014

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais elected to the International Board of

The Board of Foundation of, a Swiss-based foundation, has elected Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais as member of the international Board of Foundation for the first term of office from 2015-2017. The President is Ambassador Walter Fust, for-mer Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

“I am honoured to join the Board of Foundation, the leading global network striving to bring attention to the importance of adopting ethical corporate and social prac-tices. As an entrepreneur, I firmly believe that strong ethical foundations are integral to the success of businesses as well as the overall wellbeing of society and future genera-tions. has a great wealth of resources that scholars, business communities and the general public can access. I look forward to contributing to the profound work that the organisation is doing in the ethical space”, said Mr Bastos de Morais on receiving news of his election. 
“We are delighted to welcome Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais to the International Board of Foundation for His vast experience as an international entrepreneur and his commitment towards enforcing ethical practices in both his both personal and profes-sional life makes him a valuable addition to the Board”, said Walter Fust, President, Board of Foundation,

Mr Bastos de Morais is an international investor and entrepreneur in Africa and Europe fo-cusing in the financial, real estate, ICT and agricultural sectors. He serves on the boards of Quantum Global Group, African Innovation Foundation, Fundo Activo de Capital de Risco Angolano (FACRA), Banco Kwanza, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OM-FIF) and University of Capetown (UCT) Graduate School of Business.

Mr Bastos de Morais has been working together with since 2012 as the founder of the African Innovation Foundation and sponsor of the African Law Library pro-ject, implemented by from October 2012 until June 2014, in addition to other projects.

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