The World Economic Forum has just published its annual list of Young Global Leaders, recognizing “between 200 and 300 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world”.
Young Global Leader Honorees 2009 East Asia Australia Paul Bassat Chief Executive Officer Seek Limited Michael Cannon- Atlassian Software East Asia Australia Brooks Co-Founder Systems Magellan Financial Group East Asia Australia Hamish Douglass Chairman Limited Managing Director, Partner and Head, Australia and New East Asia Australia Benjamin Gray Zealand TPG Capital East Asia Australia Tan Le Co-Founder SASME East Asia Australia Sol Rabinowicz Chief Executive Officer Timbercorp East Asia Australia Jason Yat-Sen Li Managing Director Yatsen Associates East Asia Cambodia Jeremy Hockenstein Chief Executive Officer Digital Divide Data Goodwill Ambassador (China Children's Health United Nations Children’s East Asia Hong Kong SAR Kelly Chen Ambassador) Fund (UNICEF) Chairman and Chief East Asia Hong Kong SAR Shizhong Ding Executive Officer ANTA Sports Products Chief of Strategy and East Asia Hong Kong SAR Christopher Logan Marketing Agility Logistics East Asia Hong Kong SAR Shalini Mahtani Founder Community Business East Asia Indonesia Nia diNata Film Director East Asia Indonesia Anies Baswedan President Paramadina University Educator and East Asia Indonesia Butet Manurung Conservationist
East Asia Indonesia Yenny Wahid Director Wahid Institute East Asia Indonesia Silverius Oscar Unggul Founder JAUH East Asia Japan Kazutoshi Sakurai Musician East Asia Japan Chikara Funabashi President Willseed Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Author of Business East Asia Japan Katsuma Kazuyo Practices Mugi East Asia Japan Nami Matsuko Executive Director Nomura Securities Governor of Osaka, East Asia Japan Toru Hashimoto Japan East Asia Japan Kenji Ogiwara Member (LDP) House of Councillors East Asia Japan Hideyuki Inoue Managing Director Social Venture Center East Asia Malaysia Shahzad Bhatti Director of Investments Khazanah Nasional East Asia Mongolia Ganhuyag Ch. Hutagt Chief Executive Officer XacBank Founder and Human Shan Women's Action East Asia Myanmar Charm Tong Rights Activist Network (SWAN) People's Republic East Asia of China Deng Yaping Olympic Medallist People's Republic East Asia of China Shen Wei Founder Shen Wei Dance Arts People's Republic East Asia of China Zhang Ziyi Actress People's Republic Jiangsu Huangpu East Asia of China Chen Guangbiao Chief Executive Officer Investment People's Republic Founder, Chairman and East Asia of China Chi Yufeng Chief Executive Officer Perfect World Co. Ltd
People's Republic East Asia of China Li Ruigang President Shanghai Media Group Partner; China National Leader of Global People's Republic Financial Services East Asia of China Dora Liu Industry Deloitte People's Republic Co-Founder and East Asia of China Wang Qunbin Executive Director Fosun Group People's Republic International Financial East Asia of China Ba Shusong Deputy Director-General Research Institute People's Republic 21st Century Business East Asia of China Liu Zhouwei Editor-in-Chief Herald People's Republic East Asia of China Sang Lan Host Star TV Secretary of the People's Republic Communist Youth Communist Party of China East Asia of China He Junke League Central Committee (CPC) People's Republic East Asia of China Marie So Founder Ventures in Development People's Republic East Asia of China Peggy Liu Founder JUCCE People's Republic Chief Executive Director East Asia of China Jia Ping and Founder Global Fund Watch People's Republic Co-Director, China East Asia of China Wen Bo Program Pacific Environment Beijing Chief Executive Officer East Asia Republic of Korea Jin-Young Park and Founder JYP Entertainment East Asia Republic of Korea Jaeseung Jeong Associate Professor East Asia Republic of Korea So-Yeon Yi Astronaut East Asia Singapore Huei Min Lee Violinist Managing Director, Asia Pacific; Head, Group Technology and East Asia Singapore Karen Bell Operations Deutsche Bank Lumina-Looque East Asia Singapore Calvin Cheng Director International
Member of Parliament, East Asia Singapore Christopher De Souza Singapore Nominated Member of East Asia Singapore Eunice Olsen Parliament, Singapore East Asia Thailand Kritaya Sreesunpagit Founder Why I Why Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Viet Thai International Joint East Asia Vietnam David Thai Chairman of the Board Stock Company Institute for Social East Asia Vietnam Thi Hai Oanh Khuat Co-Founder Development Studies Member of Executive Europe Austria Werner Wutscher Board Rewe Austria Special Adviser to Council of the European Europe Belgium Steven Everts Javier Solana Union Europe Denmark Jens Martin Skibsted Creative Director Skibsted Ideation Minister of Foreign Europe Finland Alexander Stubb Affairs of Finland Chief of Europe France Antoine Arnault Communications Louis Vuitton Europe France Stéphane Bancel Chief Executive Officer bioMérieux Bain & Company Middle Europe France Julien Faye Partner East Associate Professor of Decision Sciences, The Booz Allen Hamilton Term Chaired Professor in Strategic Revenue Europe France Ioana Popescu Management INSEAD Founder and Chief Europe France Olivier Desurmont Executive Officer Sineo Professional Swimmer; Paralympian Gold Medallist; Member, Paralympic Hall of Europe Germany Claudia Hengst Fame Paralympic Hall of Fame Europe Germany Michael Schumacher Adviser and Test Driver Ferrari S.p.A. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Europe Germany Philipp Freise Partner Co.
Coca-Cola Europe Germany Damian Gammell Chief Executive Officer Erfrischungsgetraenke AG Europe Germany Stephan Wrage Chief Executive Officer SkySails GmbH & Co. KG European Business School Europe Germany Christopher Jahns Dean (EBS) Executive Vice- President, Human Europe Germany Immanuel Hermreck Resources Bertelsmann AG Europe Germany Klaus Schweinsberg Editor-in-Chief Capital Magazine Karl-Theodor Zu Minister of the Economy Europe Germany Guttenberg of Germany Europe Greece Alexandros Manos Chief Executive Officer Intracom Telecom United Nations Children’s Europe Italy Roberto Bolle Goodwill Ambassador Fund (UNICEF) Europe Italy Frida Giannini Creative Director Gucci Young Entrepreneurs of Europe Italy Federica Guidi President Confindustria Partner and Managing The Boston Consulting Europe Italy Monica Regazzi Director Group Member of Parliament, Europe Italy Alessia Maria Mosca Italy Founder and Executive Europe Italy Selene Biffi Director Youth Action for Change Europe Kyrgyzstan Maria Lisitsyna Founder and President Youth Human Rights Group Europe Monaco Marco Fiorese Co-Founder The Monaco-Asia Society Associate Professor, Copernicus Institute for Cluster Energy Supply Sustainable Development Europe Netherlands Andre Faaij and System Studies and Innovation
Europe Norway Bjarte Reve Chief Executive Officer Oslo Cancer Cluster Republic of Co-Founder and Team Europe Serbia Verena Knaus Leader European Stability Initiative Russian Europe Federation Xenia Judajewa Chief Economist Sberbank Russian Chairman of the Siberian Coal & Power Europe Federation Vladimir Rashevsky Management Board Company (SUEK) Russian Europe Federation Yuri Soloviev Chief Executive Officer VTB Capital Emilia Si•áková- Transparency International Europe Slovakia Beblavá President Slovakia Chief Executive Officer Europe Slovenia Andrej Nabergoj and Co-Founder Noovo Co-Founder, Director and Chief Technology Europe Spain Javier Garcia-Martinez Officer Rive Technology Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Europe Spain Javier Santiso Director Development (OECD) Jimena Blazquez Europe Spain Abascal Director NMAC Foundation Minister of Integration and Gender Equality of Europe Sweden Nyamko Sabuni Sweden Schweizer Paraplegiker- Europe Switzerland Christian Wenk Chief Medical Officer Zentrum Merrill Lynch Capital Europe Switzerland Christian De Prati Chief Executive Officer Markets AG Founder and Managing Independent Capital Europe Switzerland Mirjam Staub-Bisang Partner Management Ltd Partner and Managing South Pole Carbon Asset Europe Switzerland Christoph Sutter Director Management Ltd Swiss Parliament (Social Member of Swiss Democrats, Canton Europe Switzerland Pascale Bruderer Parliament Aargau)
Europe Switzerland Scott Weber Director-General Interpeace Managing Partner and Europe Ukraine Kirill Dmitriev President Icon Private Equity Europe United Kingdom Chris Martin Lead Singer, Pianist Coldplay Chief Executive Officer Europe United Kingdom Michael Birch and Founder Bebo Strategic Development Director, Member of François-Philippe Management Europe United Kingdom Champagne Committee AMEC Plc Los Angeles Philharmonic Europe United Kingdom Gustavo Dudamel Director Classical Music Orchestra Europe United Kingdom Brent Hoberman Executive Chairman Mydeco Europe United Kingdom Jake Leslie Melville Vice-President Booz & Company Europe United Kingdom David A. Novak Partner Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe United Kingdom Faisel Rahman Managing Director Fair Finance Europe United Kingdom Antonio Simoes Group Director, Strategy HSBC Holdings Director, Sustainable Europe United Kingdom Andy Wales Development SABMiller Plc Europe United Kingdom William Lewis Editor-in-Chief The Daily Telegraph Managing Director and MTV Networks Executive Vice- International, Emerging Europe United Kingdom Bhavneet Singh President Markets Head, Public Policy and Europe United Kingdom Jo Leadbeater Advocacy Oxfam Great Britain Latin America (incl. Caribbean) Argentina Adrian Suar Founder Fast Company Chairman of the Board Latin America and Chief Executive (incl. Caribbean) Brazil Henrique Alves Pinto Officer Construtora Tenda Latin America (incl. Caribbean) Brazil Paula Santos Managing Partner Tathagata
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Latin America Head, Laboratory of Research, São Paulo (incl. Caribbean) Brazil Sandro José De Souza Computation Biology Branch Latin America (incl. Caribbean) Brazil Luke Dowdney Founder Fight for Peace Latin America President and Founding (incl. Caribbean) Costa Rica Francesco Piovanetti Member Arco Capital Management Latin America (incl. Caribbean) Cuba Yoani Sanchez Blogger Generación Y Latin America Dominican (incl. Caribbean) Republic Marco De la Rosa Chief Executive Officer The AES Corporation Latin America Minister of Foreign (incl. Caribbean) El Salvador Marisol Argueta Affairs of El Salvador Latin America (incl. Caribbean) Guatemala Matias De Tezanos Chief Executive Officer Healthcare.com Latin America President and Chief (incl. Caribbean) Guatemala Salvador Paiz Executive Officer Teculutan Investments Latin America (incl. Caribbean) Jamaica Richard Powell Managing Director AP Capital Partners Latin America Co-Founder and Chief (incl. Caribbean) Mexico Roy Sosa Executive Officer MPOWER Ventures Latin America Informacion 40, Edicion (incl. Caribbean) Mexico Hannia Novell Journalist and Anchor Noche Latin America Founding Executive Civil Society Leadership (incl. Caribbean) Nicaragua Felix Maradiaga Director Institute Latin America Founder and Managing (incl. Caribbean) Paraguay Nik Kafka Director Teach a Man to Fish Middle East/ Current Affairs North Africa Iraq Mina Al-Oraibi Journalist Asharq Al-Awsat Middle East/ Co-Founder and Chief North Africa Israel Yair Goldfinger Technology Officer Dotomi Middle East/ North Africa Israel Efrat Peled Chief Executive Officer Arison Holdings Middle East/ North Africa Jordan Omar M. Masri Managing Director Edgo Ventures
Government of Jordan: The Middle East/ Commissioner for New Development Zones in North Africa Jordan Samer I. Asfour Investments Jordan Middle East/ Vice-Chairman and National Projects Holding North Africa Kuwait Musaed Al Saleh Chief Executive Officer Company Middle East/ North Africa Kuwait Mubarak A.M. Sabah Vice-Chairman Action Holdings Middle East/ North Africa Lebanon Habib Haddad Co-Founder Yamli Middle East/ North Africa Morocco Laila Lalami Author and Journalist Middle East/ North Africa Syria Abdulsalam Haykal Founder and Director Transtek Middle East/ United Arab North Africa Emirates Dr. Yasar Jarrar Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Ambassador of the Middle East/ United Arab United Arab Emirates to North Africa Emirates Omar Ghobash Russia President and Chief North America Canada George Gosbee Executive Officer Tristone Capital Inc. North America Canada Geoff MacDonald Chief Investment Officer EdgePoint Capital North America Canada John W. McArthur Chief Executive Officer Millenium Promise Associate Professor of North America Canada Susan L. Tighe Engineering University of Waterloo Journalist, Environmentalist, North America Canada Salimah Ebrahim Producer North America Canada Ronit Avni Director, Producer Just Vision North America Canada Dambisa F. Moyo Member of the Board Lundin for Africa (LFA) Founder and Executive North America Canada Samantha Nutt Director War Child Canada The Washington Post North America USA Imtiaz Ali Special Correspondent Company Founder and Chief North America USA Natalia Allen Executive Officer Design Futurist
North America USA Jessica Biel Co-Founder Make a Difference Network North America USA Jonathan Harris Artist and Storyteller Number27.org North America USA Tiger Woods Founder Tiger Woods Foundation North America USA Elena Barmakova President Fontvieille Capital Inc. Founder and Executive North America USA Caroline Boudreaux Director The Miracle Foundation San Francisco Board of Supervisors North America USA David Chiu President North America USA Neil Chugani Chief Financial Officer BBC Worldwide North America USA Ashish Gadnis Chief Executive Officer Forward Hindsight Corporate Foundation North America USA Lisa Huddleson Executive Director Dell Inc. Foundation Co-Founder and Chief North America USA Chad Hurley Executive Officer YouTube North America USA Peter Kellner Managing Director Uhuru Capital Management North America USA Teresa Kennedy Founder and President Power Living Enterprises President, Zurich North North America USA Seraina Maag America Specialties Zurich Financial Services Co-Founder and Co- Chief Technology North America USA Yael Maguire Officer ThingMagic François-Xavier Chief Operating Officer, North America USA Mallmann Investment Banking Goldman Sachs Insight Partners and Insight North America USA Patrick McWhinney Chief Executive Officer Collaborative
National Geographic North America USA Kristin Rechberger Vice-President Society General Partner and Senior Portfolio Lightspeed Ventures North America USA Jake Seid Manager Partners North America USA Josh Silverman Chief Executive Officer Skype Technologies North America USA Josh Spear Founding Partner Undercurrent North America USA Michele Wucker Executive Director World Policy Institute Founder and Chief North America USA Mark Zuckerberg Executive Officer Facebook Director, Global Governance Initiative; Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy North America USA Parag Khanna Programme New America Foundation North America USA Kevin Rose Founder Digg North America USA Aleh Tsyvinski Professor Yale University North America USA Akinwale Ojomo Managing Editor Ebo Magazine Deputy Trade Office of the US Trade North America USA Karan K. Bhatia Representative Representative Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the US North America USA Mark Lippert President US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for North America USA David Nason Financial Institutions North America USA Luke Ravenstahl Mayor, Pittsburgh, USA US Ambassador to the North America USA Kirsten Silverberger EU North America USA Priya Haji Chief Executive Officer World of Good Genocide Intervention North America USA Mark Hanis Executive Director Network Bill & Melinda Gates North America USA Boris Nikolic Senior Program Officer Foundation North America USA Ebrahim quot;Ebooquot; Patel Executive Director Interfaith Youth Core
North America USA Premal Shah President Kiva.org Mohammad Hanif Minister of Education of South Asia Afghanistan Atmar Afghanistan Wolesi Jirga – Lower Deputy Speaker of the House of the Afghan South Asia Afghanistan Fawzia Koofi House, Afghanistan National Assembly Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and South Asia Afghanistan Orzala Ashraf Nemat Founder and Chair Children of Afghanistan Advanced Chemical South Asia Bangladesh Arif Dowla Managing Director Industries South Asia Bangladesh Kamal Quadir Founder CellBazaar South Asia India Sachin Tendulkar Cricketer South Asia India Mahesh Bhupati Founder Globosport South Asia India Navin Chaddha Managing Director Mayfield Fund Luxor Writing Instruments South Asia India Pooja Jain Executive Director Pvt. Ltd South Asia India Sminu Jindal Managing Director Jindal Saw Ltd Managing Director and South Asia India Siddhartha Lal Chief Executive Officer Eicher Motors Limited Director, Emerging South Asia India Monisha Shah Markets BBC Worldwide Senior Vice-President, Banking and Capital South Asia India Ashok Vemuri Markets Infosys Technologies Ltd South Asia India Amit Wanchoo Managing Director Eaton Laboratories Base of Pyramid Learning Lab – India School of South Asia India Reuben Abraham Director Business South Asia India Boria Majumdar Author and Lecturer South Asia India Shereen Bhan Anchor CNBC – India Kanimozhi Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Upper House South Asia India Karunanidhi India of Parliament) Founder and Chief Centre for Social Markets South Asia India Malini Mehra Executive Officer (CSM)
Chief Executive Officer South Asia Pakistan Zia Chishti and Chairman The Resource Group South Asia Pakistan Kasim Kasuri Chief Executive Officer Beaconhouse South Asia Pakistan Zarrar Sehgal Attorney Clifford Chance LLP Suranga Co-Founder and Chief South Asia Sri Lanka Chandratillake Executive Officer blinkx Long Distance Track Sub-Saharan and Road Running Africa Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie Athlete, Ethiopia Sub-Saharan Chairman and Chief Africa Ethiopia Tewodros Ashenafi Executive Officer Southwest Energy (HK) Ltd Sub-Saharan Africa Gabon Elias Pungong Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Sub-Saharan Founder and Executive Africa Ghana Fidel Jonah Director Jonah Capital Sub-Saharan Group Digital Business Africa Kenya Julie Gichuru Manager and TV Host Royal Media Services Sub-Saharan Member of Parliament, Africa Kenya Ababu Namwamba Kenya Sub-Saharan Africa Mali Malamine Koné Founder Airness Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria Kingsley Bangwell Founder Youngstars Foundation Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa Brent Stirton Photographer Sub-Saharan Founder and Chief Africa South Africa Adria Greene Executive Officer Lawpoint (Pty) Ltd Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa Alan Knott-Craig Chief Executive Officer Iburst Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa Vinodan Lingham Chief Executive Officer Synthasite Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa Anthony Miller Founder Lightstone Sub-Saharan President and Chief South African Chamber of Africa South Africa Euvin Naidoo Executive Officer Commerce Sub-Saharan Co-Founder and Chief Africa South Africa Jack Vuyo Executive Officer Empowerdex Sub-Saharan Branson School of Africa South Africa James Wanjohi Head Entrepreneurship
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