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Dr Frederik Paulsen

Frederik Paulsen – World Renowned Explorer and Conservationist

We are honoured to have Dr Frederik Paulsen, renowned businessman, academic, philanthropist and explorer address the Cape Town Press Club. He is currently Chairman Emeritus of Ferring Pharmaceuticals and has several business interests in South Africa. However, he is now spending more time on his passions: polar exploration and climate change science, and the conservation campaign for Marion Island among others. As one of the few people to have stood on all eight of the Earth’s poles, Dr Paulsen has a deep historical and scientific interest in polar exploration and is a founding member of the Swiss Polar Institute.

Dr Paulsen is the recipient of numerous awards and national and international honours, including Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), Bundesverdienstkreuz in Germany and Officier de la Légion d’Honneur in France. Most recently, he was awarded Officer of the Ordre de Grimaldi by Albert II, Prince of Monaco.

Frederik Paulsen was born in 1950 in Sweden and remains a Swedish national though he now lives in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Dr Paulsen’s topic of address will be: “Challenging the Conundrum of Climate Change: Understanding Threats and Driving Change for Sustainability”

He will take questions.

Photo: Ferring Pharmaceuticals

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Monday, January 22, 2024


Please arrive 30 minutes early
12:30 pm


Members: R300 (includes a two-course meal plus complimentary wine). Guests: R350 (includes a two-course meal plus complimentary wine). Working journalists: FREE but no lunch. Banking details are available on the website under the “Join the Club” menu item. Please use your surname AND the surname of the guest speaker as a reference. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.


The Ball Room - Kelvin Grove
144 Campground Rd, Newlands Cape Town
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