African Changemaker

Bright Simons

Bright is a Ghanaian social innovator, entrepreneur, writer, and social and political commentator.

He is the Founder and President of mPedigree, an award-winning technology social enterprise, reinventing the supply chain on three continents to enhance patient and consumer safety in such vital categories as medicines and agro inputs.

At mPedigree, Bright is helping to build innovative technology tools to solve global challenges.
A career inventor and innovator, Bright’s current projects include vaccine quality detection using novel organo-sensors.

His contribution to the healthcare system has earned him several awards, including the Lifetime Achievement award from the African Innovation Foundation.
In 2013, MIT’s Tech Review named him to the list of the 35 most impressive global technology visionaries under age 35.

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