Dr Sam Prince

Doctor and entrepreneur

ACTNomineeAustralian of the Year2022

As a doctor, philanthropist, aid worker and entrepreneur, Dr Sam Prince has been a long-time contributor to the Australian and global community.

In 2005, he founded Zambrero – a Mexican restaurant chain with a mission to end world hunger. Through its Plate 4 Plate initiative, Zambrero has donated over 50 million meals to people in need.

This isn’t the only cause close to Sam’s heart. In 2011, Sam used the funds from Zambrero to underwrite and form an aid organisation, One Disease. One Disease is focused on eliminating Crusted Scabies – a disease affecting remote Indigenous communities in Australia, resulting in a 50 per cent mortality rate within five years if left untreated. Ten years on, One Disease has successfully achieved a zero per cent recurrence rate, thereby effectively eliminating this disease as a public health concern.

In 2012, Sam was named ACT Young Australian of the Year for his philanthropic efforts and in 2018 he was named EY’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year.