WEF ’s Young Global Leaders List named four Indians

World Economic forum (WEF) published list of Young Gobal Leaders in which four Indian cemented the place. Four Indians – Kanika Dewan, Dhivya Suryadevara, Shaurya Veer Himatsingka and Sheetal Amte-Karajgi are inducted in the list of over 121 young global leaders by World Economic Forum.

यंग ग्लोबल लीडर्स सूची में 4 भारतीय – Four Indian in Young Global Leader List of WEF 

121 personalities in the list published by World Economic Forum are scientists, government leaders, future business leaders, social activist and artist.

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All personalities included in the list are aged under 40.  These people are “shaking up policy, society and the world around them” according to world economic forum.

Women dominated the list of Young Global Leaders by WEF

Most of the personalities are from emerging economies nations and women dominated the list as over half of the young global leaders class of 2016 are women.

Four Indian who are in list included three women –

Kanika Dewan : President of Bramco Group

Dhivya Suryadevara : CEO of GM Asset Management, One of the largest pensions in the US, She manages USD 80 billion in assets

Sheetal Amte-Karajgi : CEO of Maharogi Sewa Samiti, who is making a significant impact on the lives of the marginalised. 

Only Indian male in the list is –

Shaurya Veer Himatsingka : Deputy Managing Director, India Carbon, was the other Indian who made it to the coveted list. 

On Himatsingka, WEF said “through his various organisations, he has led the establishment of training centres for the visually impaired and serves as National Chairman of Young Indians, where he launched a nation-wide campaign to stop child sexual abuse”. 

The list includes 15 young leaders from the Asia-Pacific, 4 from Eurasia, 23 from Europe, 14 from Greater China, 7 from Latin America, 11 from the Middle-East and North Africa, 24 from North America, 12 from South Asia and 11 from sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Young Global Leaders Class of 2016 also includes Amal Clooney, a barrister who specialises in international criminal law and human rights, Ashton Kutcher, the actor and emerging technology investor who launched an innovation lab to fight child sexual exploitation, and Nina Tandon, who founded Epibone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. 

We want these young leaders to be part of the solution and provide a community that helps them break down silos, work across sectors, bridge cultures and have the skills to get things done in private, public and civil society organisations,” said John Dutton, Head of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum 

Other Personalities named in the Young Global Leader List list include David Cameron (British PM), Jack Ma (Alibaba Group Chief), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo CEO), Larry Page (Google chief), Matteo Renzi (Italian PM).

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