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Claude Grunitzky

Founder, TRACE and True Africa

A graduate of London University and MIT, where he received an MBA as a Sloan Fellow, Grunitzky is also a trustee at MASS MoCA, a leading contemporary art museum in Massachusetts, and at Humanity in Action, a foundation that works internationally to build global leadership, defend democracy, protect minorities and improve human rights. Based in New York, Grunitzky is a Visiting Social Innovator at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Social Innovation and Change Initiative. He is currently working with MIT on an ambitious African higher education project aiming to accelerate the continent’s development by enabling and empowering African youth. In 1995, he founded TRUE Magazine in London. A publication devoted to urban culture, it led to the subsequent launches of TRACE Magazine in New York in 1998 and TRACE TV in Paris in 2003. He also launched the content marketing agency TRUE in London in 2010, and 2015 saw the birth of TRUE Africa, a media tech platform devoted to innovations and new technologies on the continent. He studied at Sciences Po in Paris and Birkbeck College at University of London.