Who we are
The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community with the vision, courage and influence to drive positive change.
During a transformational five-year experience, YGLs are inspired to be bold in undertaking a sense of shared responsibility, impact and ambition.
Congratulations to our 2014 YGL Graduating Class
There is huge talent in the world's refugee camps. We must realize this overlooked potential
Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2019 Highlights Report
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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
Senior Fellow at the University of International Business and Economics, in Beijing. Formerly, Secretary of Foreign Trade of Brazil and Senior Adviser to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization. WEF Young Global Leader 2014.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Tokopedia, an Indonesian technology company with a leading marketplace. Launched in 2009, Tokopedia has a mission to democratize commerce through technology. The company's vision is to build an ecosystem where anyone can start and discover anything. Today, Tokopedia empowers millions of merchants and users across its marketplace, logistics, payments and financial technology businesses. Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum.
An innovator in developing sustainability solutions, veteran marketing executive and social entrepreneur Kim Slicklein, is the CEO & Founder of Enclave Rising, an international portfolio of companies rooted in environmental and social consciousness, each dedicated to developing and pioneering best practices in sustainability. Enclave Rising, which was first launched in 2004, includes the world’s first fully sustainable development company and it’s flagship venture, Ethos Resorts & Spas, combines the highest tenets of sustainability with five star luxury.
Slicklein also pioneered corporate social responsibility through the Enclave Rising Foundation, a private operating foundation with 501(c)3 status where she and her team craft and carry out programs within the local communities of all Enclave Rising ventures. The Foundation runs tailor-made programs focused on area-specific education, poverty alleviation, conservation, alternative energy, public-private partnerships, and genuine sustainability initiatives.
From 2011 through 2015, Slicklein was also the President of OgilvyEarth, Ogilvy’s integrated global sustainability practice. At the helm of OgilvyEarth, Ms. Slicklein led both the business and the brand and managed clients including Unilever, USGBC, United Nations, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Coca-Cola, UPS, Tetrapak, Delhaize, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Colgate, IBM, Domtar, DuPont, Siemens, SC Johnson, Kraft, Sara Lee, SMaRT Certified, Waste Management, and, The World Bank.
Before joining OgilvyEarth Ms. Slicklein led the sustainability and CSR initiatives at Droga5, including the launch of ‘WindMade’ at the Davos World Economic Forum alongside the United Nations Global Compact, The World Wildlife Federation, The Global Wind Energy Council, PWC, Vestas, Lego and Bloomberg.
Slicklein has spent more than two decades leading new product innovation, brand strategy, project management, and big picture thinking for international blue chip companies. During her tenure as a senior level marketing and brand consultant, Slicklein partnered with CEO’s and senior corporate management to help redirect and/or reposition companies, brands, and products.
Her experience includes work with some of the world’s most recognizable global brands including: Apple Computer (launched iMac and iPod); Evian (global relaunch); Coca-Cola; Reebok (launched RBK); Davidoff; Pepsi-Cola; Skin Cancer Foundation; Schering Plough (Coppertone, Bain de Soleil); Daimler Chrysler; Infiniti / Nissan; Isuzu; M&M Mars (launched 5 global products); Hershey Chocolate USA (launched 3 global products); and Wrigley’s.
Slicklein is a Young Global Leader with The World Economic Forum. She is an Organizational Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for The United Nations Foundation. She is the Chairperson of the Board for the National Consensus Deepest Shade of Green Committee. She serves on the Advisory Boards for Sustainable Brands London; The Water Tank Project; and Womensphere.
Kim Slicklein is a frequent presenter and panel participant at environmental, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurial, educational, women’s leadership, real estate development, and hospitality conferences. Slicklein received her BA from Princeton University, and her Graduate Certificate from New York University in Real Estate Finance and Development. She has lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, London, and Johannesburg. She loves to travel, to meet new people, and to assimilate into new and diverse cultures. She currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband, and their two children, Cameron and Macrae.
Dr Neema Kaseje: is a surgeon with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), and a public health specialist. She is the Founding Director of the Surgical Systems Research Group based in Kisumu, Kenya. She is committed to global health equity and improving global access to health as a pathway to rapidly achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Her previous work has included implementing a capacity building program for pediatric surgical care provision in Haiti in partnership with Hopital Universitaire Mirebalais, a Partners in Health and Haitian Ministry of Health hospital. Furthermore, she successfully implemented a pilot project training Community Health Workers to identify & refer pediatric surgical cases to the formal health system in Western Kenya. She has led hospital assessments to evaluate the capacity to deliver safe pediatric surgical care globally. She is actively involved in the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery, and the Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care at the World Health Organization (WHO). She is committed to youth in Africa and recently launched a regional Hackathon bringing together young people from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to explore technology solutions that would rapidly increase access to surgical care in the region. She started the first leadership bootcamp for girls aspiring to become leaders in science, technology, and health fields, and she is currently leading the strategic support of a UBS Optimus funded collaborative surgical project aiming to bring surgical care closer to rural communities in Nicaragua. She has successfully completed MSF missions in CAR, Congo, and Liberia.
Since June 2018, Prime Minister of Georgia; has established a strong vision for the nation built on strengthening democracy, fostering a vibrant and sustainable economy, while investing in Georgia’s most valuable asset, its people; has helped advance Georgia’s integration into the EU and NATO; introduced a “Green Economy” agenda and “lean government” initiative that reduced the number of ministries from 14 to 11, and redirected budget expenditures to social programmes; launched a comprehensive reform programme to overhaul the country’s education system; pledged to allocate 6% of GDP to boost human capital development and empower sustainable economic growth. Formerly: Minister of Finance of Georgia; 2013-17, Chief Executive Officer, Georgian Railway, promoting Georgia’s interests in international projects, including Viking, ZUBR, and the South-West Corridor. Held leadership positions in the business sector, including Chief Executive Officer, Georgian International Energy Corporation; Member of the Supervisory Board, Georgian Industrial Group. MBA, INSEAD; Master’s in Business, Moscow State University; PhD and BA in Electromechanical Engineering, Georgian Technical University.
Nadia Maqbool graduated from the Glasgow Mackintosh School of Architecture in June 2006 and became the first UK-qualified woman Omani Architect to achieve the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) accreditation in August 2010. Maqbool’s interest in creating sustainable cultural and environmental diversity is reinforced by her curiosity in how culture, memory and sustainability can play a positive interpretative role in architecture. She is a founding member of 23 Degrees North an award-winning Omani Chartered Architectural Design Studio. She received the National Entrepreneurship Award in 2014 and the National MEED award for best social, cultural and heritage project of the year 2016.
20+ years of experience leading transformative human, technology, public, and private collaborations for both Fortune 500 companies and mission critical organizations in ambiguous, uncertain environments. He enjoys serving as a creative problem solver and finds inspiration in tackling near "impossible missions". Dr. Bray currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for the innovative geospatial analytics company MapLarge, in addition to leading as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition founded by Vint Cerf, co-creator of the internet. He also serves on multiple advisory boards and guest lectures at Harvard, Oxford, and Singularity Universities to executives, CEOs, and global leaders.
Led CDC's Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program’s tech response to 9/11, anthrax, West Nile, SARS, monkeypox, and other international outbreaks. He worked in Afghanistan in 2009; later receiving the DOD’s Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award. Dr. Bray served as Executive Director the first-ever Bipartisan Commission reviewing R&D efforts of the entire U.S. Intelligence Community; later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He also championed as a non-partisan Senior Executive the efforts of positive #ChangeAgents to transform the FCC's legacy IT to award-winning solutions in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the price in turbulent, resource constrained environments; later receiving the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015 and the global CIO 100 Award twice.
Named a non-partisan Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia in 2015 on multisector strategies for the "Internet of Everything" and later was chosen to be a Marshall Memorial Fellow to Europe in 2018 focused on the ethics of data and AI. Dr. Bray has written 40+ scientific papers and has given multiple keynotes on new forms of leadership and the evolving impacts of emergent technologies on human communities, nation states, and global societies.
2009, PhD in Social Communications; Diploma, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Leadership Progr. in Tobacco Control. Advocacy Coordinator, National Coalition of NGOs “For Smoke-Free Ukraine”. Member of Board of Trustees, National Children's Specialized Hospital Okhmatdyt. Initiated and coordinates advocacy campaign “Our children”, to help children with oncological and oncohaematological diseases. Advocacy expert, Institute of Political Education and Ukrainian School of Political Studies. Member, World Health Youth Communication Network. Co-Founder, NGO “Bureau of Environmental Investigations”.
Pakistani designer. Fashion-forward label, Teena, launched 5 years ago, has grown rapidly into one of the country’s most recognizable labels. Since 2013, Member of the Punjab Province Assembly. Member of the Women Caucus and helps in the vocational training of women and minorities. Strong interest in women’s rights and is working specially on legislation of women.