Keynote Speaker

Derreck Kayongo

Humanitarian, Human rights activist, and Global Soap Project founder

From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur and renowned human rights activist, Derreck Kayongo inspires audiences to dream big as he brings his personal guiding principles, coined as S.E.L.F.—Service, Education, Leadership and Faith—to life.

With his trademark panache, Kayongo inspires and empowers with his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship and humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way. Founder of the multi-million dollar venture the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world, Kayongo demonstrates that a simple idea has the power to transform millions of lives.

A Top Ten CNN Hero in 2011, his passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking earned him his current role as CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.