Who we are
The Young Global Leaders ® Community is an accelerator for a dynamic community of exceptional people with the vision, courage, and influence to drive positive change in the world.
Our growing membership of more than 1,400 members and alumni of 120 nationalities includes civic and business innovators, entrepreneurs, technology pioneers, educators, activists, artists, journalists, and more.
Aligned with the World Economic Forum’s mission, we seek to drive public-private co-operation in the global public interest. We are united by the belief that today’s pressing problems present an opportunity to build a better future across sectors and boundaries.
Discover how science and technology are being brought together to help those affected by paralysis walk.
Greenland Impact Expedition
Learn the story of YGLs who travelled to Greenland to observe first-hand the effects of climate change.
Explore the annual awards programme that celebrates, showcases and promotes circular economy innovation.
Discover a community of strategic philanthropists who use their resources to improve the health and rights of girls and women worldwide.
Kakuma Impact Expedition
Learn the story of YGLs who travelled to Kakuma in Kenya to help refugees gain access to the global economy.
Meet our members
Ludovic Subran leads economic research at the largest insurer and investor in Europe. He has helped design public policies in over 30 countries and influences several organizations as a board member.
Niki K. Kerameus started her career as a lawyer on major litigations, such as Enron and the AOL-Time Warner. While in Government, she has served on committees dealing with e-goverment, constitutional reform, education and youth.
Christy Lei Sun
Christy is dedicated to developing Chinese leading cosmetic brand -Perfect Diary and luxury skincare business, managing marketing and public relationships. She is committed to exploring C-beauty and empowering women in China and around the world to discover, create and preserve beauty. Christy was awarded “CMO Power List TOP 50”, and she holds a bachelor's degree from Sun Yat-sen University and MBA from Yale University.
Co-founder of Code Green, a Tech Non-Profit Organization disrupting traditional fundraising models to accelerate social & climate solutions, by helping a growing Web3 community of artists, communities and collectors, to harness the power of technology to help heal the Earth and fight for radical green justice.
Activist & UNCCD Ambassador & a strong global figure for Social, Gender & Climate Justice, advocating for the Great Green Wall for the past 5 years.
Ugyen Dorji is the Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan. From November 2018 to September 2021, he was the Minister of Labour and Human Resources of Bhutan. He was elected to the National Assembly of Bhutan in 2018 after working five years in the ministry of foreign affairs.
Ketevan Bochorishvili was vice-minister of Economy until 2017. Bochorishvili then became the first ever (and only, as of 2018) woman executive to take responsibility for management of over one-billion-dollar-worth private venture in Georgia - Anaklia City. Bochorishvili is recognized as a leading business environment reformer, a fighter of corruption and an innovator in terms of the provision of government services. Bochorishvili has contributed to a number of successful reforms and state projects targeting private sector development, simplifying bureaucracy and economic diversification. Her achievements were awarded with a Forbes Woman title in 2017.
Niklas Adalberth, the unicorn entrepreneur behind payment start-up Klarna, donated $125 million to found the Norrsken Foundation, a tech-for-good ecosystem for social impact entrepreneurs daring to tackle societies biggest challenges. Norrsken currently houses 125+ companies in Europe's largest impact hub in Stockholm and is opening up Africas largest hub for entrepreneurs in Kigali Rwanda. Norrsken Foundation have also launched different impact funds in Europe and Africa.
Christer Kjos is Chief Executive Officer at Canica International. As CEO, and family member, he has transformed Canica to become a modern family investment company with a strong emphasis on responsible leadership, sustainable investments and purpose. Kjos plays an active role in the development of the company's future strategy and has built trust throughout the organization with his professional leadership and solid values. His systematic approach to the sustainability agenda and the owner-family's willingness and ability to challenge current business models, has yielded strong results for the company and society at large.
Adriana Cargill is an independent public radio journalist based in Los Angeles. She’s reported and produced stories for KCRW, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), Marketplace, LAist, Latino USA, Crooked Media, Wondery, KUSC Radio, VICE News and more. She graduated with a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism as a Bloomberg Scholar. She is also a fifth-generation Cargill family member. Founded in 1865, Cargill Inc. is a privately held agribusiness with over 155,000 employees in 70 countries around the world. By revenue, Cargill consistently ranks as one of the largest private companies in the U.S and in the top tier globally. Adriana has worked to support employees during the COVID crisis and advocated for the company to do business in a sustainable and more equitable way. Adriana is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Family Business Community and its Next Gen Working Group. She is also a member of The ImPact, a global membership community of families committed to aligning their assets with their values.