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.
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
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services in Finland and the woman driving the management of the Social and Health Care Reform (SOTE), one of Finland's most extensive social projects. Saarikko became the Finnish Centre party's Vice Chair at the age of 26 and was elected to Parliament in 2011, where she has served in the Social Affairs and Health Committee and the Employment and Equality Committee.
Douglas C K Woo
Mr. Douglas C. K. Woo is Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited, a listed property group headquartered in Hong Kong. Mr. Woo is an Alternative Representative of HK, China to the APEC Business Advisory Council; a Non-official member of Development Bureau’s Land and Advisory Committee and member of Land Sub-Committee; member of Commission on Poverty’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force; chairman of Environment and Conservation Fund; director and Executive Committee member of Real Estate Developers Association of HK; chairman of HK General Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate & Infrastructure Committee and member of Economic Policy Committee; and Patron of Project WeCan. He is also a member of Beijing Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and member of All-China Youth Federation. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2016. Mr. Woo holds a Bachelor degree in Archite cture from Princeton University, USA and an MBA degree (EMBA Programme) from HKUST Business School and Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Savannah College of Art and Design.
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. In 2019, Tokopedia contribute to more than 1% of Indonesia economy. Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum.
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).
Guillaume Lefevre is playing a leadership role in transforming one of the world's largest insurance company to align itself with the empowered customer, lead the change in the insurance industry, and increase its societal impact.
Angela Daniella Garcia Moreno
Angela Daniella Garcia Moreno founded Elemental in 2016. Elemental aims to disrupt the traditional educational system in Bolivia and provide equal opportunities to new generations to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She is an advocate of women's empowerment and youth education and was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as an innovator under 35 in Latin America.
Gregorio Werthein is Co-Chief Executive Officer Replay Acquisition Corp, currently serves as a board member and an executive committee member of Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE: TGS). Previously, he served as an Executive Managing Director of Werthein Group (2012 to 2019), and also as a board member of GNNW S.A., Experta ART and Cachay S.A. Mr. Gregorio Werthein received an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires in 2008, an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2011 and participated in the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School in 2017. In addition, as a former Olympic athlete, he is president of the Argentine Equestrian Federation and is an adviser to the Argentine Olympic Committee.
Geoffrey founded Choson Exchange training 3000 North Koreans in entrepreneurship, economic policy and law over a decade. Over more than a decade, Geoffrey built the leading grassroots-led organization driving economic change in North Korea. His work exposed a generation of Koreans to international practices, and contributed to enterprise reform, Special Economic Zones establishment and legal reforms. His work was written up as a Harvard Business School case study which he teaches to Harvard MBA students. Geoffrey also works in the financial inclusion and technology space with blockchain and AI, leading the Digital Identity business at credit scoring startup Trusting Social and scaling unbanked and underbanked users from 0 to 4M during COVID19. Geoffrey is involved with the World Economic Forum as a Global Future Council member, Consortium on Digital Currency Governance member, and Digital ASEAN taskforce member (payments/data). He is a believer in scaling remote work and writes at Reconneq on this topic. During his work at Choson Exchange, Geoffrey had two near death experiences. Geoffrey graduated from Yale University and the Wharton School and was an exchange student at Tsinghua University.
Ankur Jain is founder and CEO of Kairos, a venture fund building and investing in companies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. Over the years, Kairos has helped launch and grow over $6.5bn worth of companies tackling problems in healthcare, housing costs, transportation networks, and more. Before rejoining Kairos in May 2017, Jain was the VP of Product at Tinder, the world’s largest social network for meeting people. He joined Tinder after it acquired his previous company, Humin, where he served as Founder & CEO.
Over the years Jain has been recognized for a variety of achievements. In 2017, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, Inc. magazine named Ankur Jain the “Best Connected 21-Year-Old in the World” and awarded Jain “30 Under 30”. In 2012, Jain was named “30 under 30: Solution Broker” by the Christian Science Monitor. And in 2015, Forbes also named Jain to their “30 under 30” list. Jain also currently serves on the innovation board of the X-Prize foundation and as a member of the Pacific Council on Foreign Relations.