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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.

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Juliana Chan

Chief Executive Officer, Wildtype Media Group, Singapore

Dr. Juliana Chan is the Founder & CEO of Wildtype Media Group, Asia’s leading STEM-focused media company, spanning digital, print, custom publishing and events.

Juliana received a BA/MA degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, where she also carried out her post-doctoral research.

Awards include the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship, the 2013 Singapore Youth Award, the 2014 MIT Technology Review's 10 Innovators Under 35 (Asia) and the 2017 ACS Nano Junior Fellowship.

Juliana’s research work into drug delivery and nanomedicine has been featured by The BBC, MIT Technology Review and South China Morning Post, and she is an inventor on four US patents, three of which have been licensed for commercialization.

Juliana is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and she serves on the WEF Technology Pioneer Selection Committee (2015-present).

Devesh Raj

Senior Vice-President and Head of Strategy, Comcast Corporation, USA

SVP, Head of Strategy and Financial Planning at Comcast Corporation since 2014. Previously Senior Partner and Head of Americas TMT at BCG (Boston Consulting Group). Member of Board of Trustees at the New York Hall of Science. PhD in Applied Physics and former HHMI Fellow, Yale.

Genki Oda

Chief Executive Officer, Remixpoint, Inc., Japan

Mr. Genki Oda is the famous serial entrepreneur. And he have changed the era in many meanings.

Mr. Oda founded his first company when he was the University Student. He sell-offs his business and invest many venture companies in Japan.

At that time, 2002-2004year, in Japan most venture capital required the venture company to show the phase 3 worth financial statements and the performances. But Mr. Oda thought it was wrong.

From his own experiences, most venture companies don’t have the performances. They just have the passion and plan , and they need the money. Mr. Oda invest for the entrepreneurs who don’t have the evidence or the performances even don’t have the company yet.

His work have succeeded and many venture capital imitative the start-up venture capital now. So, today in Japan the number of the venture company is increasing.

Second, he familiarized the concept of the Social Entrepreneur. He have donated and supported many NPOs and the social entrepreneurs and generated their activities through many media. He was the first member of the Ashoka Japan and the Social Venture Partners Tokyo-Bay.

With his works, today working in the NPOs has become one of the choice for the students.

Today, he challenge the revitalization for company and entrepreneurs. Most Japanese think the failure is critical and regard the failed people as a garbage. But he think everyone have a mistake and sometimes unfortunately one mistake is critical one. He want to change the mind for the failure.

He have revived the Remixpoint which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange markets and the market capitalization have raised from 400million JPY to 60Billion JPY in this 5 years. And the Remixpoint is the attention as the successful company.

René Redzepi

Founder and Chef, Noma, Denmark

René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since the establishment of the restaurant in 2003, he has developed a cuisine that draws from the area’s landscape and culture. Using a wide yet intimate network of farmers, foragers and other purveyors, Noma celebrates the region's ingredients and aims to present a kind of cooking that expresses its location and the seasons. Redzepi is the author of “Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine” and “A Work in Progress”. In 2008, he founded the Nordic Food Lab, an independent, open-source research organization that studies deliciousness, which is now a part of Copenhagen University. In 2011, he founded the MAD Symposium, a non-profit organization that seeks to build a strong community in the food industry and work towards a better future by developing and sharing knowledge about health, craft and sustainability as they relate to the restaurant trade and global food systems.

Carolina Rossini

RightsCon Director, Access Now, USA

Carolina Rossini is a technology and internet lawyer and policy expert with over 20 years of experience, having worked in various countries and passionate about the use of technology for good. She is a Global Connectivity Policy Manager at Facebook and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (2016).
She is a lawyer from the University of São Paulo, she also has a LL.M from Boston University (USA), a MBA from Instituto de Empresas (Spain), and a master in International Economic Relations from UNICAMP (Brazil).

Monica Yunus

Co-Founder, Sing for Hope, USA

A leading voice in the artist as citizen discussion, Soprano Monica Yunus is the Co-Founder of Sing for Hope, a leading non-profit that brings arts outreach programs to communities in need and presents initiatives that make the arts accessible to all. An internationally-renowned soprano, Monica has performed with the world's leading companies and in recitals in Spain, France, and her native Bangladesh. She has been honored with a 21st Century Leaders Award and, received a US Congressional Citation, among other honors. The daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Monica is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Alisha Moopen

Executive Director, Aster DM Healthcare, United Arab Emirates

Alisha is the Executive Director of Aster DM Healthcare which is an integrated healthcare conglomerate of 30 years’ standing which spans 9 countries (UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, India, Philippines, and Jordan). Aster provides primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care services, and now has more than 300 facilities. The Group employs more than 20,000 people, of which 2,000 are doctors and some 6,000 are paramedical and nursing staff. Alisha is a Chartered Accountant from the ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland). and worked earlier with Ernst & Young. She has graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with distinction in Finance & Accounting. Alisha's philosophy in life is 'Healthiness is Happiness'. She wants to enable quality healthcare across the globe treating people with compassion, precision and excellence. She is dedicated to the cause of women's empowerment and mental health. She believes in diversity of the workforce, the strength in differences and focused on improving the glass ceilings at work for women. Health is a birthright of every human on this planet. Alisha is dedicated to ensure that humanity leverages on advances in science as well as personal re-engineering of self ranging from lifestyle choices to dealing with the external environment to stay happy and healthy, both physically and mentally.

David Sin

Co-Founder, Group President and Deputy Chairman, Fullerton Health, Singapore

BA in Accounting and Finance, Manchester University; MBA, Harvard Business School. Experience in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate deal-making complemented by experience in investment banking and special situations investing at Goldman Sachs and AIG Investment Corporation earlier on in career. Champion of sustainable healthcare and dedicated to finding concrete solutions to make healthcare across Asia more accessible and affordable. 2009, founded SIN Capital Group to provide value-added capital and create long-term impact in areas that impact everyday life like healthcare, real estate and education. Currently, Co-Founder, Group President and Deputy Chairman, Fullerton Healthcare Corporation. Also champion of health and education equality. Believes that these twin levers will make a world of difference for the underprivileged. Driven by this principle, Co-Founder and Chairman, Fullerton Health Foundation, which offers complimentary health screenings and medication for chronic disease patients. Was instrumental in developing partnerships with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Doctors Without Borders and the Shared Value Project, to augment impact and improve health outcomes for disadvantaged communities in Asia. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2018). Member, Harvard Business School Global Leaders Circle.

Yao Chen

Actress, Beijing Chen Xin Culture and Art Studio, People's Republic of China

1993-97, studied Chinese folk dance, Beijing Dance Academy; 1999-2003, studied at the Beijing Film Academy. Acting debut as the daughter of a powerful martial artist in a 2005 television production of My Own Swordsman. 2008, played the part of an iconic guerrilla leader in the series Undercover. First stage appearance as a white-collar heroine in A Story of Lala's Promotion (2009). Appeared as Mango in Feng Xiaogang's If You Are the One 2 (2010), in Chen Yili's Colour Me Love (2010) and in Shang Jing's My Own Swordsman (2011). 2011, visited Mae La refugee camp in northern Thailand as UNHCR's Honorary Patron for China. Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress (2010).