Chris Whyte is an internationally recognized thought leader and Circular Economy Strategist with a focus on developing economically viable value chains in problematic waste fractions. Chris is a Director of the African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) which is a leading organization in circular economy transitions across Africa with a presence in 42 African Countries. He is also a Director of the ACEN Foundation based in Brussels and Rotterdam, with regional coordination in Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Africa for 45 countries across the continent. The ACEN Foundation is focused on creating capacity and sustainable economic development across Africa through North-South collaboration. He is also a Director of several commercial corporations in South Africa and Mauritius.