Adrian Gore

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Adrian Gore
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Born (1964-05-16) 16 May 1964 (age 54)
Nationality South African

Adrian Gore is a South African businessman[1]. He is the founder and group chief executive of Discovery Limited.[2]


Gore launched Discovery in South Africa in 1992.[3] Discovery has since evolved into a diversified and multinational financial services group.

Discovery listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1997, and under Gore's leadership, expanded its international reach to the United Kingdom, United States of America and Asia. It generates total income flows in excess of $5 billion and has over 8 000 employees globally serving seven million customers world-wide. Discovery pioneered incentives-based healthcare with its Vitality programme, for which it holds a worldwide patent.[citation needed]


Gore graduated from Wits University in 1986. He is a fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, a fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (Edinburgh), an associate of the Society of Actuaries (Chicago), and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In 1998, Gore was recognised as South Africa’s best entrepreneur by Ernst & Young, and in 2004 was chosen as South Africa’s leading CEO in the annual MoneyWeb CEO of the Year Awards. In 2008 he received the Investec award for considerable contribution in a career or profession, and in 2010, was named as the Sunday Times business leader of the year. In 2013 Gore received the Manex Award from the University of the Witwatersrand Business School.

Gore chairs the South African chapter of Endeavor – a global non-profit organisation that identifies and assists high-growth entrepreneurs. He sits on the World Economic Forum Global Health Advisory Board, which is committed to improving global healthcare. He also sits on the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Board of Overseers and on the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health Advisory Board, whose mandate is to enhance care for the world’s most vulnerable populations, as well as to educate and prepare the next generation of health leaders and educators.

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  1. ^ "Director at Business Leadership South Africa". Business Leadership South Africa. Business Leadership South Africa. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Discovery Limited - Circular to Shareholders" (PDF). Discovery Limited. Discovery Limited. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Exceptional, January–June 2011 - Medicine Man: Discovery". Ernst & Young Global Limited. Ernst & Young. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 

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