Mr Anant SINGH

Born 29 May 1956
Anant Singh

Mr Anant SINGH

RSA

Education

University of Durban-Westville (South Africa)

Career

Chairman of Cape Town Film Studios; Co-Chairman of the Cape Town Metropolitan radio station, Smile 90.4FM; Member of the Board of the Victor Daitz Foundation; Member of the Board of Governors for Media and Entertainment of the World Economic Forum (WEF); Member of the Board of the Los Angeles-based artists for a New South Africa; Member of the Nelson Mandela 46664 AIDS Awareness Initiative; Member of the boards of Brand South Africa and South African Tourism; CEO and Chairman of the Videovision Entertainment Group; Film producer (Academy Award Nominated films “Yesterday” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” are amongst more than 80 films produced); Documentary features producer; Speaker at the TedX Conference at the London Business School (2015)

Sports administration

Worked closely with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee as well as with the city of Cape Town for the candidature to host the 2004 Olympic Games and produced the audiovisual presentation and film shown at the IOC Session in Lausanne (Switzerland) (1997); Producer of PSA television spots for broadcast on South African television to promote various elements of Olympism in the lead-up to the Olympic Games Sydney 2000; Producer of the film and audiovisual elements for the city of Durban’s candidatures to host the 123rd IOC Session (2011) and the 2022 Commonwealth Games; Producer of sports-themed films (“The Long Run”, “More Than Just A Game”, “Once In A Lifetime”); Film Distributor (“He Got Game”, “Goal 3” and “Gracie”)

Other activities

Fundraiser for charitable institutions and for bodies established by Nelson Mandela. including the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, of which the Anant and Vanashree Singh Foundation is a legacy partner; Fundraiser for various charitable organisations and NGOs which include Save the Children’s Fund, Streetwise KZN, The Open Air School for Physically Challenged Children, Action in Autism, Into The Light Foundation, the Aryan Benevolent Home; Supports grants to students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Awards and distinctions

Crystal Award of the World Economic Forum; Lifetime Founder Member Award of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund; Nominated for the 2006 Black Businessman of the Year Award by the Black Business Quarterly magazine; inaugural Golden Horn Lifetime Achievement Award at the first South African Film and Television Awards (2006); World Visionary Award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival (2007); inaugural Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film Lifetime Achievement Award from the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission (2013); Legendary Award by the International Women’s Forum (2015); inaugural Lionel Ngakane Lifetime Achievement Award from the RapidLion Film Festival (2016); Honorarium: Audio Visual & Creative Category – USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards (2018); Honorary doctorates from the University of Durban-Westville, the University of Port Elizabeth and the Durban University of Technology

IOC History

Chair of the Communications Commission (2018-); Member of the following Commissions : Olympic Channel (2015-), Digital and Technology (2018-), Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-); President Golden Rings : Los Angeles 2028