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Paul van Zyl, Founder, Maiyet


“If ordinary people feel their interests have been neglected, then a peace deal drawn up by elites will quickly unravel.”

Vision: Using the power of markets and entrepreneurship to build peace and reconciliation in the aftermath of conflict. Action: Building peace involved promoting employment and higher profitability in countries with conflict. By founding luxury fashion brand Maiyet, he pioneered a new luxury by celebrating rare and artisanal skills from unexpected places.

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