Bright Simons is a policy analyst affiliated with IMANI, a think tank based in Accra, where he served as Vice President for more than a decade in charge of research. He has been an active researcher, analyst, advocate and activist for more than 15 years focusing on good governance, development, social innovation, and political reform. He has published extensively and participated in working and expert groups at Brookings, Center for Global Development, The Lancet, and other prominent development-focused organisations. His work and views have been shared by the BBC, Harvard Business Review, Project Syndicate, Financial Times and INET-Oxford, among various others. He sits on the Boards of Care International, Salzburg Global Seminar, and Africa Population Health Research Center. He is on the Advisory Committees of UCB (a Belgian biopharma specialist), Ashesi University, and Last Mile Health. He was a member of the African Strategy Group at the World Economic Forum and on the inaugural Microsoft Africa Advisory Council. He holds several fellowships affiliated with the Aspen Institute, Harvard, the African Leadership Institute and others. In 2016, Fortune Magazine named him on a list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and in 2017, he was announced as a Tallberg Eliasson Prize Laureate.