List of Young Global Leaders


List of Young Global Leaders

This is a list of members of the Forum of Young Global Leaders by their year of induction. Each member is asked to join the forum for a five year period. Members the first year were identified with one of six categories: business, political, intellectual, arts and culture, societal, and opinion.[1]

2005

Business

Political

All posts held, unless otherwise stated, as of early 2005

  • Salaheddin Al-Bashir - Minister of Justice, Jordan
  • Zeid Raad Al-Hussein - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN, Permanent Mission of Jordan, Jordan
  • Milinda Moragoda - Sri Lanka's Minister of Tourism and served as Minister for Economic Reforms, Science and Technology as well as Deputy Minister for Plan Implementation and Development
  • Fabrice Seiman - Adviser to the Minister for the Budget, Government Spokesperson, France
  • Maria Consuelo Araujo - Minister of Culture, Colombia
  • Paul Thumbi Kirehu (P.K. Thumbi))- CEO Access Media International (AMI),Programe Associate Media and communications NCEC,Alumni Political Leadership Developmernt Programe (PLDP)- Kenya
  • Keiichiro Asao - member of House of Councillors of Japan
  • Bassem I. Awadallah - Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
  • Ali Babacan - Minister of State for the Economy, Turkey
  • Edward Balls - MP for Normanton, Labour Party, United Kingdom
  • Scott Brison - Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Canada
  • Gabriel Chalita - author and Secretary of Education, State of São Paolo, Brazil
  • Yvette Cooper - Member of Parliament, House of Commons, United Kingdom
  • Clayton Cosgrove - Member of Parliament, New Zealand
  • Lujaina Mohsin Haider Darwish - Member of the Consultative Council (Majlis al-Shura), Oman
  • Thoko Didiza - Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, South Africa
  • Valdis Dombrovskis - Member of the European Parliament, Latvia
  • Dvorkovich, Arkady - Head, Expert Department of the Russian President, Russian Federation
  • Frederik André Henrik Christian (Frederik of Denmark) - Crown Prince of Denmark, Denmark
  • Furukawa, Motohisa - Member of the House of Representatives of Japan
  • Gandhi, Rahul - Congress Member, Parliament of India, India,
  • Jihyun Julianne Lee - Spokesperson, National Security Council, President's Office, Korea
  • John Githongo - Permanent Secretary for Governance, Office of the President, Kenya
  • Haakon Magnus (Haakon Magnus of Norway) - Crown Prince of Norway, Norway
  • Lily Habash - Special Assistant to the Bureau Chief, Office of the Prime Minister, Palestinian Authority
  • Kepta Ombati - Chief executive officer, Youth Agenda Kenya

Societal

  • Violet E. Awotwi - Founder and Executive Director, Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment, Ghana
  • Rodrigo Baggio - Executive Director, Center for Digital Inclusion, Brazil
  • Jennifer Corriero - Executive Director, TakingITGlobal, Canada
  • Diana Waituika - Founder and Deputy National Cordinator (World March of Women Kenya), Kenya

Intellectual

Arts and culture

Opinion

2006

Intellectuals

  • Daron Acemoglu: Professor of Applied Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Payam Akhavan: Professor of Law, McGill University Faculty of Law, Canada
  • Michael R. Auslin: Assistant Professor of History, Yale University, USA
  • Brian Behlendorf: Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CollabNet, USA
  • María Blasco: Director, Molecular Oncology Programme, National Centre for Cancer Research (CNIO), Spain
  • Angel Cabrera: President, Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, USA
  • Hilary Cottam: Founder and Partner, Participle www.participle.net
  • Armen Darbinian: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, International Centre for Human Development (ICHD), Armenia
  • Esther Duflo: Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Juan Carlos Eichholz Director, Center for Strategic Leadership, University Adolfo Ibañez, Chile
  • Larry Gaiters: Presiding Bishop & Prelate - ETAMINISTRIES WORLDWIDE, INC - Toronto, Canada
  • Sergei Guriev: CEO, Centre for Economic and Financial Research, Russia
  • He Fan: Assistant Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, People's Republic of China
  • Ayanna M. Howard: Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Mineko Kengaku: Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Neural Cell Polarity, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
  • Ivan Krastev: Chairman of the Board and Research Director, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Bulgaria
  • Sedat Laçiner: Director, International Strategic Research Organization (USAK-ISRO), Turkey
  • Corinna E. Lathan: Founder and CEO, Anthrotronix Inc., USA
  • Martin Nowak: Professor of Mathematics and Biology, Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, USA
  • Rouzbeh Pirouz: Chairman, Civility Programme for Middle East Reform, The Foreign Policy Centre, United Kingdom
  • Raenette Taljaard: Senior Lecturer, School for Public and Development Management, WITS University, South Africa
  • Gadi Taub: Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Keith Schwab: Professor of Physics, Cornell University, USA

Political

  • Alexander, Christopher: Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), Canada
  • Aun Porn Moniroth: Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Blunt, Matt: Governor of Missouri, USA
  • Cubeisy, Emile: Vice-president, Group Business Development, Accelerator Technology Holdings, Jordan
  • Daimagüler, Mehmet Gürcan: Board Member, Free Democratic Party (FDP), Germany and Turkey
  • Erbenová, Michaela: Member of the Board and Chief Executive Director, Czech National Bank, Czech Republic
  • Ferreiro, Alejandro: Superintendent, Securities and Insurance, Chile
  • Forsyth, Justin: Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, Downing Street Policy Unit, United Kingdom
  • Joe Hockey: Minister for Human Services, Australia
  • Járóka, Livia: Member, European Parliament, Hungary
  • Kennedy, Patrick J.: Representative, Rhode Island, US House of Representatives, USA
  • Kilpatrick, Kwame: Mayor, City of Detroit, USA
  • Leghari, Awais Ahmad Khan: Minister of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Martin, Kevin J.: Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, USA
  • Oyun, Sanjaasurengin: Member of Parliament, Parliament of Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Plata Páez, Luis Guillermo: CEO, Proexport, Colombia
  • Qin Min: Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China
  • Ramírez Lezcano, Rubén
  • Vice-Minister for Economic Affairs and Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paraguay
  • Rubin, Nilmini: Professional Staff Member, International Economics, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, USA
  • Tohá Morales, Carolina: Deputy, Liberal Party for Democracy, Chamber of Deputies of Chile, Chile
  • Wisse Smit, Mabel Martine: European Action Council for Peace in the Balkans,Chief Executive Officer of the Global Elders, European Council on Foreign Relations, Netherlands

Arts and culture

  • Viswanathan Anand: Chess Player, India
  • Ólafur Elíasson: Artist, Denmark
  • Githuku, Ndungi: Founder, Mulika Communications Trust, Kenya
  • Grimaud, Hélène: Pianist, France
  • Hallowell, Elvis Gbanabom: Founder and Executive Director, Save Heritage and Rehabilitate the Environment (SHARE), Sierra Leone
  • Michael Hersch: Composer, USA
  • Kameric, Sejla: Member, European Cultural Parliament, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Keller, Samuel: Director, Art Basel, Switzerland
  • Kuzmanovic, Maja: Director, FoAM, Belgium
  • Lang Lang: Pianist, People's Republic of China
  • Midori Goto: Violinist, Japan
  • Tiago Monteiro: Formula One Driver, Portugal
  • Nawwab, Nimah Ismail: Poet, Saudi Arabia
  • Oliveira Junior, José Pereira de: Founder and Coordinator, Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae, Brazil
  • Prieto, Carlos Miguel: Music Director, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, Mexico
  • Shazia Sikander: Artist, Pakistan
  • Chris Tucker: Actor and Producer, Eternal Entertainment, USA
  • Jorge Volpi: Writer, Mexico

Societal

  • Abdullah, Reem: Founder, Women's Charitable Organization for the Elimination of Poverty, United Arab Emirates
  • Abiola, Hafsat: Founder and Director, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND), Nigeria
  • Adelegan, Ashlea: Communications professional, USA
  • Adelegan, Joseph Akinkugbe: Director-General, Global Network for Environment and Economic Development Research, Nigeria
  • Aquino IV, Paolo Benigno: Chairman and CEO, National Youth Commission, Office of the President, Philippines
  • Bitar, Hania: Director-General, Pyalara, Palestinian Authority
  • Bullain, Nilda: Senior Legal Advisor, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Hungary
  • Burzaco, Eugenio: Founder, Fundación Fundar Justicia y Seguridad, Argentina
  • Casey, Caroline: Founder, The Aisling Foundation, Ireland
  • Shami Chakrabarti: Director, Liberty (Human Rights Group), United Kingdom
  • Oung Chanthol: Founder and Executive Director, Cambodian Women's Crisis Center (CWCC), Cambodia
  • Charas, Erik: Director, Endowment and Investments, Foundation for Community Development (FDC), Mozambique
  • Colondam, Veronica: Founder and CEO, YCAB (Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa) Foundation, Indonesia
  • Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: President, Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations, Libya
  • Fletcher, Adam: Founder, The Freechild Project and Executive Director, CommonAction, USA
  • Gooch, Charmian: Co-Founder and Co-Director, Global Witness, United Kingdom
  • Gwiyo, Collen: Deputy Secretary-General, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Zimbabwe
  • Idriss, Shamil: Deputy Director, Alliance of Civilizations (AoC), USA
  • Kapelus, Paul: CEO, African Institute of Corporate Citizenship, South Africa
  • Kim Joo Young: Executive Director, Center for Good Corporate Governance, Republic of Korea
  • Johann Olav Koss: President and CEO, Right to Play, Norway
  • Kwelagobe, Mpule: Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Botswana
  • Lanzarini, Paola: Acting Executive Director, Fondazione Isabella Seràgnoli, Italy
  • Ellen MacArthur: Founder, Ellen MacArthur Trust, United Kingdom
  • K.F. Malindi Jr: Rights Club Co-Founder, Human Rights Activist and former Junior National Debate Champion, Zimbabwe
  • Mountain, Janet: Executive Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, USA
  • Nowak, Arkadiusz: Director, Krajowe Centrum D/S Aids (National AIDS Plan), Poland
  • Onishi, Kensuke: CEO, Peace Winds, Japan
  • Pánek, Simon: Director and Co-Founder, People in Need Foundation (PINF), Czech Republic
  • Pereira, Faustina: Advocate, Supreme Court, Bangladesh
  • Waldron, Robert: President and CEO, Jumpstart, USA
  • Sophie D. Ogutu Coordinator 5Cs Human Rights Theater Group and the National Coordinator World March of Women -Kenyan Chapter, Human Rights Activist and researcher - Kenya

Opinion

  • Adesina, Debo: Editor, Guardian Newspapers, Nigeria
  • Brûlé, Tyler: Chairman/Creative Director, Winkorp, Canada
  • Chappatte, Patrick: Editorial Cartoonist, Globe Cartoon, Switzerland
  • Chua Chim Kang: Associate Local News Editor, Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore
  • Dobson, William J.: Managing Editor, Foreign Policy, USA
  • Escobar, Paula: Magazines Editor, Empresa Periodistica El Mercurio SAP, Chile
  • Hadidi, Lamees Ali: Executive Chief Editor, Al Alam Al Youm Newspaper, Egypt
  • Jain, Sonu: Special Correspondent, Indian Express, India
  • Makhanya, Mondli: Editor, Sunday Times, South Africa
  • Manji, Irshad: President, Project Ijtihad, Canada
  • Prieto-Romualdez, Alexandra: President, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
  • Rodriguez Martínez, Sonia H.: Editor-in-Chief, CM&, Colombia
  • Sadr, Shadi: Editor-in-Chief, Women in Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Business

  • Allard, J: Corporate Vice-president, Microsoft, USA
  • Anestis, Matthew: Manager, Boston Consulting Group, Canada
  • Reddy, Siddharth: CEO, Country Club India Limited
  • Bahamdan, Kamal A. S.: Vice Chairman and CEO, Sara Holding, Saudi Arabia
  • Beck, Christophe: Member of the Executive Board, Nestlé Deutschland A.G and Managing Director, Maggi GmbH, Switzerland
  • Bird, Adam C.: Senior Vice-president and Managing Partner, Global Media and Consumer Practice Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Blanco, Jorge R.: Vice-president, Strategic Marketing, Avaya, USA
  • Blumer, David: CEO, Asset Management division, Credit Suisse Group, Switzerland
  • Bo Shao: Chairman, eBay EachNet, People's Republic of China
  • Bonchristiano, Antonio: Partner, GP Investimentos, Brazil
  • Boyner, Osman F.: CEO, Boyner Sanayi AS, Turkey
  • Bulakul, Choak: President, Farm Chokchai Group of Companies, Thailand
  • Cheah, Hanson: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, AsiaTech Ventures, Hong Kong SAR
  • Chung Eui-Sun: President and CEO, Kia Motors, Republic of Korea
  • Corta Fernandez, Vicente: Partner, White & Case, Mexico
  • Darkoh, Ernest: Founding Partner and Chairman, BroadReach Healthcare, Botswana
  • De Pesquidoux, Hubert: President and CEO, Alcatel North America, Canada
  • Elsztain, Alejandro Gustavo CEO, Cresud SACIF y A, Argentina
  • Freidheim, Scott J. Global Head of Strategy, Lehman Brothers, USA
  • Garrett-Cox, Katherine: Chief Investment Officer, Morley Fund Management, United Kingdom
  • Gill, Mack: President, SunGard Offshore Services, USA
  • Hamlin, John: Senior Vice-president, Americas, Dell Inc, USA
  • Horvat, Darko: Founder, Chairman and CEO, AKTIVA Holdings, Slovenia
  • Jacobs, Alice: Founder, Chairman and CEO, Intelligent Medical Devices, USA
  • Jamaluddin, Khairy: Deputy leader, United Malays National Organisation for Youth (UMNO YOUTH), Malaysia
  • Jones, Imara C.: Director, KNOW HIV/AIDS, Viacom International, USA
  • Joshi, Prasoon: Regional Creative Director, McCann Erickson, India
  • Justus, Philipp: Senior Vice-president and General Manager, eBay Europe, Switzerland, Germany
  • Hakam Kanafani: CEO, Palestine Cellular Communications, Palestinian Authority
  • Kapoor, Ekta: Creative Director, Balaji Telefilms Limited, India
  • Karahan-Ay, Asli: Executive Director, UBS
  • Kejriwal, Manish: Managing Director, Temasek Holdings Advisors India Pvt Ltd, India
  • Khurram, Shahzada: Sr. Manager, Business Development, Aegis Limited, India
  • Kim, J. Joseph: Co-Founder, President and CEO, VGX Pharmaceuticals, USA
  • Kim, Yeon-Hee: Partner, Bain & Company, Republic of Korea
  • Kittnar, Mark: Global Technology Liaison, Kantar Operations, USA
  • Koenigsfest Sanabria, Kurt: General Manager, BancoSol SA, Bolivia
  • Krings, Frank Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Deutsche Bank, Germany
  • Kunstmann, Heike Maria Director-General, Gesamtmetall, Association of Metal and Electrical Industry Employers, Germany
  • Leong, Justin: Head of Strategic Investments, Genting Group, Malaysia
  • Ma Huateng, CEO, Executive Director and Chairman, Tencent, People's Republic of China
  • Maphanga, Treasure: CEO, Federation of Swaziland Employers and the Swaziland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Swaziland
  • Mehta, Amish: Chairman, Corel Corporation, Canada
  • Meswani, Nikhil: Executive Director, Reliance Industries, India
  • Molefe, Brian: CEO, Public Investment Commissioners, South Africa
  • Montag, Bernd President of Computed Tomography (CT), Siemens Medical Solution, Germany
  • Nazer, Loay Chairman, Nazer Group, Saudi Arabia
  • Nevado, John President, Nevado Roses, Ecuador
  • Neumann, TOM!,Founder & Senior Vice President, http://www.spodtronic.com, http://adplace.com / Berlin, Germany
  • Nkontchou, Cyrille CEO and Founder, LiquidAfrica, Cameroon
  • Nursalim, Cherie Executive Director, Gajah Tunggal Group (GTG), Indonesia
  • Odebrecht, Marcelo President, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht SA, Brazil
  • Ojakli, Ziad S. Group Vice-president (Corporate Affairs), Ford Motor Company, USA
  • Ojanpera, Tero Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice-president, Member of the Group Executive Board of Nokia
  • Olechowski, Jacek Partner & General Manager, DougFaberFamily, Poland
  • Osborn, John President and CEO, BBDO New York, USA
  • Oxenford, Alec Founder and CEO, DeRemate.com, Argentina
  • Pan Gang, Chairman, Yili Group, People's Republic of China
  • Peabody, Bo Co-Founder and Managing General Partner, Village Ventures, USA
  • Punt, Richard Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, UK
  • Ramo, Joshua C. Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, USA
  • Read, Mark Director of Strategy, WPP, United Kingdom
  • Reddy Chaitanya, CEO Accumedscript LLP, Columbus Ohio, USA
  • Rokerya, Shezad Chairman, The Interlink Group, Pakistan
  • Saeed, Faiza Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, USA
  • Santo Domingo, Alejandro Member of the Board of Directors, Grupo Empresarial Bavaria, Colombia
  • Sarayli, Murat National Chairman, Turkish Young Businessman?s Association of Turkey(TUGIAD), Turkey
  • Schwartz, Jonathan President and Chief Operating Officer, Sun Microsystems, USA
  • Shevchenko, Igor Managing Partner, Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners, Ukraine
  • Siu Yat, CEO, Outblaze, Hong Kong SAR
  • Slimi, Rachid Director, General Affairs and Corporate Relations, Omnium Nord-Africain (ONA) Group, Morocco
  • Smith, Tad: CEO, Reed Business Information, USA
  • Suhas Gopinath: CEO & President, Globals Inc India
  • Sulaiman, Omar: rector-General, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), United Arab Emirates
  • Tabaza, Khaldoon: Chairman, Riyada Ventures, Jordan
  • Thani, Hanadi N.: Managing Director and Vice-Chairman, AMWAL, Qatar
  • Ruben Vardanian: President and CEO, Troika Dialog, Russia
  • Wenig, Devin President, Business Divisions, Reuters, USA
  • Wu, Thomas: Deputy Managing Director, Hopewell Holdings, Hong Kong SAR
  • Xu Ming: President, Dalian Shide Group, People's Republic of China
  • Yoon, Songyee: Vice-president of Communication Intelligence, SK-Telecom, Republic of Korea
  • Zarur, Andrey: Managing General Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners, USA

2007

Business

  • Kohey Takashima, CEO, Oisix Inc., Japan

Arts and culture

  • Lera Auerbach: Composer, pianist, writer
  • Tomomi Nishimoto: Conductor

Political

  • Alfredo Romero, Lawyer, Partner RHR, Human Rights Activist, Venezuela
  • Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Societal

  • Roberts, Kate, Director and Founder, YouthAIDS, Population Services International (PSI)

2008

Asia/Pacific

  • Ahmad Nader Nadery, Head and Commissioner, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Afghanistan
  • Rory Stewart, Chief Executive, Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Afghanistan
  • Marcela Bilek, Professor of Applied Physics, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Cameron Clyne, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), Australia
  • Sara Hossain, Lawyer, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Kashif Naveed-CEO of KN Holdings, Pakistan
  • H.R.H. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, Kingdom of Bhutan, Bhutan
  • Somaly Mam, Director, AFESIP, Cambodia
  • Deborah Kan, Journalist, STAR News Asia, Hong Kong SAR
  • Paul Chan, Artist, Hong Kong SAR
  • Li Wai-yee, Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University, Hong Kong SAR
  • Anoushka Shankar, Musician, Sitar player, India
  • Ratul Puri, Executive Director, Moser Baer India, India
  • Barkha Dutt, Senior Editor, New Delhi Television (NDTV), India
  • Allah Rakha Rahman, Music Composer, India
  • Sabeer Bhatia, Chairman, Bhatia Enterprises, India
  • Pia Singh, Managing Director, DLF Universal & DLF Retail, India
  • Suhas Gopinath, Chief Executive Officer and President, Globals Inc., India
  • Jehangir Wadia, Chairman, Wadia Group, India
  • Anurag Behar, Managing Director, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, India
  • Sachin Pilot, Member of Parliament, India, India, India
  • C V Madhukar, Director, PRS Legislative Research, India
  • Sandeep P Parekh, Executive Director, Enforcement and Legal Affairs, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India
  • Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax Limited, India
  • Vikram K. Akula, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, SKS Microfinance, India
  • Nikhil Sharma, Co-Founder, Soul Trails Adventures, India
  • Pooja Shetty, Director, Adlabs Films, India
  • Trilochan Sastry, Founder and Director, Association for Democratic Reform & Centre for Collective Development, India
  • Muhammad Lutfi, Chairman, Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Indonesia
  • Naomi Kawase, Film Director, Japan
  • Norika Fujiwara, Actress and Journalist, Japan
  • Kiyohiko Toyama, Member, New Komeito Party, Japan
  • Teruhide Sato, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, netprice.com, Japan
  • Eriko Yamaguchi, Chief Executive Officer, Motherhouse Company, Japan
  • Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA Astronaut, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
  • Yusuke Hatori, Senior Managing Director, Gulliver International, Japan
  • Risa Wataya, Author, Japan
  • Taku Otsuka, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan, Japan, Japan
  • Hideki Makihara, Member of Parliament, Japan, Japan, Japan
  • Tomoaki Nigo Nagao, Founder, A Bathing Ape, Japan
  • Koichi Mizutome, Managing Partner, Roland Berger, Japan
  • Aashmi Rana, Managing Director, Himali Pashmina Udhyog, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • David Skilling, Chief Executive Officer, The New Zealand Institute, New Zealand
  • Mark Weldon, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Exchange, New Zealand
  • Hina Rabbani Khar, State Minister for Economic Affairs and Statistics, Economic Affairs Division, Pakistan, Pakistan
  • Munizae Jahangir, Film Producer, Human Rights Activist, Pakistan
  • Su Xianze, Chairman and President, Zheijiang Supor Cookware Company, People's Republic of China
  • Wang Weixian, Founder, SPG Land Holdings, People's Republic of China
  • D.F. Dong, Chairman, TechFaith, People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Donghai, Chairman and President, Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal, People's Republic of China
  • Hou Songrong, President and Chairman, Konka Group, People's Republic of China
  • Liu Shichun, President and General Manager, Finance Street Holding, People's Republic of China
  • Liang Xinjun, Co-Founder and Vice-President, Fosun High-Tech Group, People's Republic of China
  • Lu Weiding, Chief Executive Officer, Wanxiang Group Co., People's Republic of China
  • David Zhang, Managing Director and Head of China, WI Harper Group, People's Republic of China
  • Li Xinhai, Vice-Chairman and President; Acting Chairman of the Board, Xinjiang Talimu Agriculture Development Co., People's Republic of China
  • Li Xiangqian, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shenzhen BAK Battery, People's Republic of China
  • Leng You-bin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Dairy, People's Republic of China
  • Zhu Jun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The9 Limited, People's Republic of China
  • Xiangjun Liu, Director, Bioinformatics Laboratory, Tsinghua University, People's Republic of China
  • Charles Chao, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sina.com, People's Republic of China
  • Zhou Hongyi, Founder, Qihoo.com, People's Republic of China
  • Michelle M. Wu, Chief Executive Officer, MediaZone, People's Republic of China
  • Yiyun Li, Author, People's Republic of China
  • Lei Liang, Composer, People's Republic of China
  • Wei Dong, Artist, People's Republic of China
  • Chen Xiaowei, General Manager, Multimedia, China.com, Inc., People's Republic of China
  • Chang Dingjie, President and Chairman, Beijing Hualian Group Investment Holding, People's Republic of China
  • Luo Weibing, Visual Artist, People's Republic of China
  • Zhong Biao, Artist, People's Republic of China
  • Shen Bing, President, Bodao Culture, People's Republic of China
  • Xin Zhou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, E-House (China) Holdings, People's Republic of China
  • Michael Ma Jun, Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, People's Republic of China
  • Peng Xiaofeng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LDK Solar, People's Republic of China
  • Gong Wen, Senior Editor, Economic Department, People's Daily (Renmin Ribao), People's Republic of China
  • Charles Huang Qin, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Netbig Education Holdings, People's Republic of China
  • Francis Joseph Escudero, Senator, Philippines
  • Illac Diaz, Founder, CentroMigrante, Philippines
  • Ellana Lee, Managing Editor, Asia Pacific, CNN, Republic of Korea
  • Ju-ha Kim, Anchor, MBC TV- Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Republic of Korea
  • Sarah Chang, Violinist, Republic of Korea
  • Jin Kim, Attorney, LeeAn, Republic of Korea
  • Hines Ward, Founder, Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation, Republic of Korea
  • Adrian Cheok, Director, Mixed Reality Lab, NUS, Singapore
  • Thomas Lembong, Partner, Quvat Management, Singapore
  • Saehong Hur, Vice-President, GS Caltex Corporation, Singapore
  • Kongpan Pramojna Ayudhaya, Director, Gaysorn Property, Thailand
  • Parinda Hasdarngkul, Managing Director, Thailand, The Procter & Gamble Co., Thailand
  • [Hammad Youusf] - Philosopher and Founder of New School of Thought in Philosophy, MetaExistence Organization, Pakistan[6]

Europe

  • Gabriel Naouri - France, Groupe Casino Managing Director
  • Gazmend Haxhia, President, Avis Rent A Car Albania, Albania
  • Severin Schwan, Member of the Corporate Executive Committee, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Austria
  • Aaron McCormack, Chief Executive Officer, BT Conferencing, BT, Belgium
  • Emil Tedeschi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Grupa, Croatia
  • Ivo Lukacovic, Founder and Chairman, Seznam.cz, Czech Republic
  • Christina Hvid, Managing Director, Danske Siagterier, Denmark
  • Soren Eriksen, Executive Vice-President, Danish State Railways (DSB), Denmark
  • Anu Tali, Music Director, Estonia
  • Yannick Bolloré, Directeur des programmes, Direct 8, France
  • Apollonia Poilân, Chief Executive, Poilâne Bread Company, France
  • Rama Yade, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, Republic of France, France
  • Tristan Lecomte, Founder, Alter Eco, France
  • Andrea Sanke, Senior Presenter, Journalist, France 24, France
  • Tariq Krim, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Netvibes, France
  • Mohamed Elkeiy, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland, France
  • David Martinon, Spokesperson, Office of the President of the Republic of France, France
  • Steffi Graf, Founder and Chairperson, Children for Tomorrow, Germany
  • John Mollanger, Director, Business Units, Puma, Germany
  • Lars Hinrichs, Chief Executive Officer, Xing, Germany
  • Carola Ferstl, Anchor, N-TV, Germany
  • David Schmutzler, Chief Executive Officer, CareerConcept, Germany
  • Melanie Kreis, Executive Vice-President Corporate Office, Corporate Organisation, Deutsche Post World Net, Germany
  • Alan Hippe, Member of the Executive Board, Finance, Controlling and Law, Continental, Germany
  • Björn Czinczoll, Chief Executive Officer, Kinderzentren, Germany
  • Abel Garamhegyi, Deputy Minister of Economy and Transport, Hungary, Hungary
  • Charles Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Ireland, Ireland
  • Luca Garavoglia, Chairman, Davide Campari Group, Italy
  • Rula Jebreal, Author and Journalist, Rai Due, Italy
  • Francesco Vezzoli, Artist, Italy
  • Karien van Gennip, Member of the House of Representatives, Netherlands
  • Dennis Karpes, Founder, Dance4Life, Netherlands
  • Ewa Sadowska, Director, BARKA UK, Poland
  • Gustavo Cardoso, Professor, ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
  • Nikolay Pryanishnikov, Executive Vice-President and General Director, AO VimpelCom, Russian Federation
  • Kirill Androsov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Artemij Lebedev, Web Designer, Lebedev Studio, Russian Federation
  • Jesús Encinar, Owner and Chief Executive Office, Idealista.com, Spain
  • Enric Šaľa, Deputy Director, Center for Marine, Spain
  • Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, Journalist, EI Mundo, Spain
  • Anders Borg, Minister of Finance of Sweden, Sweden, Sweden
  • Mattias Klum, Photographer, Sweden
  • Henrik Borelius, Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Region, Attendo, Sweden
  • Thomas Buberl, Head of Distribution and Marketing, Axa Winterthur Insurance, Switzerland
  • Jasmin Staiblin, Chief Executive Officer, Switzerland, ABB, Switzerland
  • Christophe Villemin, President, ALCAN Specialty Sheet, Switzerland
  • Ayla Göksel Göçer, Chief Executive Officer, Mother Child Education Foundation, Turkey
  • Murat Özyegin, Member of the Board, Fiba Kapital Holding A.S., Turkey
  • Ümit Kumcuoğlu, Vice-President, Kyraca Automotive Group, Turkey
  • Andriy Kolodyuk, Co-Founder, AVentures Group, Ukraine
  • Elizabeth Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shine, United Kingdom
  • Jitesh Gadhia, Managing Director, ABN AMRO Bank, United Kingdom
  • Danny Rimer, Partner, Index Ventures, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Cooper Hohn, Managing partner, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), United Kingdom
  • Jamie Mitchell, Managing Director, Innocent Drinks, United Kingdom
  • Kate Hampton, Director, Market Development Practice, climate change capital, United Kingdom
  • Cameron Sinclair, Co-Founder, Architecture for Humanity, United Kingdom
  • Liz Lloyd, Consultant, Office of the Prime Minister, United Kingdom
  • Ed Miliband, Minister of the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Zac Goldsmith, Head, Ecologist Magazine, United Kingdom
  • Mark Leonard, Executive Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), United Kingdom

Latin America/Caribbean

  • Andrés Freire, Chief Executive Officer, Axialent, Argentina
  • Martín Lousteau, Minister of the Economy and Production of Argentina, Argentina, Argentina
  • Ricardo Villela Marino, Chief Executive Officer, Banco Itau, Brazil
  • Rodrigo Hübner Mendes, Founder and Coordinator, Associação Rodrigo Mendes, Brazil
  • Andre Esteves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UBS Investment Bank, Latin America, Brazil
  • Cristina Bitar, Executive Director, Hill & Knowlton Captiva, Chile
  • Alfonso Márquez de la Plata, Chief Executive Officer, Empresas Aquachile, Chile
  • Axel Christensen, Managing Partner, Institutional Clients Director, Moneda Asset Management, Chile
  • Luis Camargo, Executive Director, OpEPA, Colombia
  • Shakira Mebarak, Singer and Manager, Pies Descalzos Foundation, Colombia
  • Juan Carlos Ortiz, President, US Hispanic and Latin Markets, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Colombia
  • Laura Alfaro, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School, Costa Rica
  • Arturo Condo, President, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica
  • Darys Estrella, Chief Executive Officer, Dominican Republic Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores), Dominican Republic
  • Juan Domingo Beckmann Legorreta, Executive Director, José Cuervo, Mexico
  • Carlos Loret de Mola, Anchor and Director, Newsprogramme, Grupo Televisa, Mexico
  • Alejandro Werner, Undersecretary, Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico
  • Alejandro G. Ferrer, Minister of Commerce and Industry of Panama, Panama, Panama
  • Carlos Añaños Jeri, Chief Executive Officer, Kola Real, Peru
  • Fernando Zavala, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, SABMiller Peru, Peru
  • Kurt Holle, Founder and General Manager, Rainforest Expedition, Peru

Mideast/North Africa

  • H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Executive Council, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
  • Bahman Ghobadi, Film Maker and Photographer, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Soraya Salti, Senior Vice-President, Middle East and North Africa, INJAZ al Arab, JA Worldwide, Jordan
  • Omar Ghanim, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Alghanim Industries, Kuwait
  • Lalla Salma, Queen of Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco
  • Merieme Chadid, Explorer/Astronomer, Concordia Research Station, Antarctica, Morocco
  • Wadah Khanfar, Director-General, Al Jazeera Satellite Network, Qatar
  • Makarem Batterjee, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shababco Enterprises, Saudi Arabia
  • Nasser AI Shaali, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), United Arab Emirates
  • Mehdi Amjad, Chief Executive Officer and President, Omniyat Properties, United Arab Emirates
  • Mohammed Ali AI Hashimi, Executive Chairman, Zabeel Investments, United Arab Emirates
  • Khaldoon AI Mubarak, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mubadala Development, United Arab Emirates

North America

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Achankeng Leke, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Cameroon
  • Joseph Kabila, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Mugo Kibati, Group Chief Executive Officer, East African Cables, Kenya
  • James Shikwati, Founder and President, Inter-Region Economic, Kenya
  • Kola Karim, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Shoreline Energy International, Nigeria
  • Karim Wade, Special Advisor to the President of Senegal, Senegal, Senegal
  • Mark Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Teba Bank, South Africa
  • Natalie du Toit, Athlete and Ability Rights Activist, South Africa
  • Yolanda Cuba, Chief Executive Officer, Mvelaphanda Holdings, South Africa
  • Tumi Makgabo, Head of Communications, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee, South Africa
  • Ernie Els, Founder, The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation, South Africa
  • Paul van Zyl, Executive Vice-President, International Centre for Transitional Justice, South Africa
  • Michael Jordaan, Chief Executive, First National Bank (South Africa) FirstRand, South Africa
  • Sunette Pienaar, Executive Chairperson, Heartbeat Centre for Community Development, South Africa
  • David Munro, Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Group, South Africa
  • Lisa Kropman, Founder, Investec, South Africa
  • Sophie Dowllar, World March of Women Kenyan Chapter/ Theatre Manager 5Cs Human Rights Group -KENYA
  • Allon Raiz, Founder, Raizcorp, South Africa
  • Kuseni Dlamini, Executive Chairman, Richards Bay Coal Terminal, South Africa
  • Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-chief, Mail & Guardian, South Africa
  • John Bul Dau, Founder, John Dau Sudan Foundation, Sudan
  • Andrew Mwenda, Political Editor, The Monitor Publications, Uganda

2009

Europe

Middle East / North Africa

North America

  • Elena Barmakova - Honorary Chairman of the Board, Fontvieille Capital, USA
  • Matias de Tezanos - CEO, Healthcare.com Inc., USA
  • Larry W. Gaiters - Presiding Bishop & Prelate, ETAMINISTRIES WORLDWIDE,INC, Toronto, Canada
  • Josh Spear - Founding Partner, Undercurrent, USA
  • Priya Haji - CEO & Co-Founder of SaveUp, Former CEO & Co-Founder of World of Good, USA

Latin America/Caribbean

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Vinny Lingham - South Africa
  • Euvin Naidoo- President & CEO, South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA), South Africa

Asia

  • Reuben Abraham - Professor & Exec Director, Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions, Indian School of Business, India
  • Kashif Naveed-CEO of KN Holdings, Pakistan

2010

Asia

2011

  • 2011 Honorees:[2]
  • Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, Executive Chairman, Krazyboyz Digital - South Africa[3]
  • Teresa Bo, Aljazeera.net - Correspondent, Argentina
  • Wenceslao Casares, Bling Nation Inc. - Co-Chief Executive Officer, Argentina
  • Maria Eugenia Vidal, City of Buenos Aires - Minister of Social Work, Argentina
  • Wolff Klabin, ORT Brasil - Director, Brazil
  • Eric Parrado, Adolfo Ibañez University - Professor, Chile
  • Tomás Recart, Enseña Chile - Managing Director, Chile
  • Liliana Gil, Johnson & Johnson - Worldwide Marketing and Services Sourcing, Colombia
  • Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno - Chief of Staff to the President of Colombia, Colombia
  • Aimé Pelaíz Barranco, Faculty of Physics University of La Habana - Vice-Dean, Cuba
  • Eduardo A. Cruz, ARS Humano - President, Dominican Republic
  • Yara Argueta, Grupo Solid (Guatemala)SA - Chief Operating Officer, Guatemala
  • Salvador Biguria, Grupo Pantaleon jus - Head of New Businesses, Guatemala
  • Mario Delgado Carrillo - Secretary of Education of Mexico City, Mexico
  • Carlos Mota, Grupo Editorial Milenio - Columnist and Anchor, Mexico
  • Guillermo Romo, Grupo Mega - President, Mexico
  • Ricardo Terán Terán, Agora Partnerships - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Nicaragua


References

  1. ^ David Aikman, the program's director, describes the group in a video via Thomas Crampton.
  2. ^ YGL Honorees 2011 (pdf), via WEForum.com
  3. ^ YGL Honorees 2011 (pdf), via WEForum.com

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