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
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Parami Energy Group of Companies, Myanmar.
Parami Energy is upstream local partner for Chevron .
The group operates LPG terminal and PARAMI LPG is first residential LPG brand in Myanmar where only 5% of households using LPG gas.
With the support of World Bank , Parami develops SE Asia largest Mini Grid to connect 7800 households powered by combination of Solar, battery and Diesel Generator
Ken Tun was recognized as philanthropist hero by the Forbes in 2017 for his effort to help support 1600 monastic rural schools that currently educating 300, 000 kids.
Rayid Ghani is the Director of the Center for Data Science & Public Policy, Research Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Rayid is a reformed computer scientist and wanna-be social scientist, but mostly just wants to increase the use of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence based approaches in solving large public policy and social challenges. Among other areas, Rayid works with governments and non-profits in policy areas such as health, criminal justice, education, public safety, economic development, and urban infrastructure. Rayid is also passionate about teaching practical data science and started the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship at UChicago that trains computer scientists, statisticians, and social scientists from around the world to work on data science problems with social impact.
Before joining the University of Chicago, Rayid was the Chief Scientist of the Obama 2012 Election Campaign where he focused on data, analytics, and technology to target and influence voters, donors, and volunteers. Previously, Rayid was a Research Scientist and led the Machine Learning group at Accenture Labs. Rayid did his graduate work in Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University and is actively involved in organizing Data Science related conferences and workshops. In his ample free time, Rayid works with non-profits to help them with their data, analytics and digital efforts and strategy.
Maria Soledad Nuñez Mendez
Social entrepreneur focused on addressing urban poverty. Paraguay’s Minister of Housing and Habitat since October 2014. The youngest person ever appointed a Cabinet-level minister in Paraguay. Has overseen a dramatic increase in the production of social housing for low-income households. Responsible for coordinating the implementation of the country’s New Urban Agenda, leading the National Committee of Habitat, which includes more than 50 public and private institutions. Elected President of the Regional Assembly of Ministers and High Level Authorities of Housing and Urban Development for LAC. In the past, coordinated the implementation of a National Poverty Eradication Plan from the Technical Planning Secretariat in the President's office. Past-Director of TECHO Paraguay, a non-governmental organization that provides emergency housing solutions and promotes the active involvement of young people in the policy making process. Active member of the local hub for Gl obal Shapers. Degree in Civil Engineering from the National University of Asunción, specialized in Project Management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Alumni of the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program at Georgetown University
Mr. Narain is an experienced Private Equity Investor based in Mumbai. He was a Partner and Managing Director for TPG Growth, a global private equity firm, for over ten years and led investments worth $500 million in India and South Asia He served on the boards of AGS, Healthium, American Oncology Institute, India Transact, Asiri Hospitals, Global Gene Corp, Landmark Cars, Landmark Insurance and Dodla Dairy.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2007, Mr. Narain was an investor with Bessemer Venture Partners in New York. Previous to that, Mr. Narain was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey's Private Equity Practice in Palo Alto and London. Mr. Narain joined McKinsey from Deloitte Consulting, where he was a Senior Consultant.
He has a Master of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an M.B.A., from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Selected as a Young Global Leader in 2014, he is an active member of the World Economic Forum and serves on its Advisory Board. Vish was also nominated as an Aspen Fellow in 2014 and is a member of the Aspen Leadership Institute.
A semi-professional sitar player and adventure travel enthusiast, Mr. Narain has worked in 20 countries and traveled to over 80 nations. He was nominated for Business Today’s “40 under 40”, and has been featured in several publications including the cover of Forbes India. He has spoken and taught at various institutions including Harvard Business School and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Roshni Nadar Malhotra
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO and Executive Director of the $8.1 billion global enterprise HCL Corporation; is responsible for strategic decisions regarding the overall direction of the organization. Roshni is also a Vice Chairperson on the Board of HCL Technologies and the Chairperson of its CSR Committee.
Roshni is a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which has established the SSN Institutions, today among the top private engineering colleges in India, the interdisciplinary Shiv Nadar University, the transformational VidyaGyan Leadership Academies, the progressive Shiv Nadar Schools, the iconic Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the innovative Shiksha, a technology-led intervention in rural education to eradicate illiteracy from India.
Roshni is also the Founder & Trustee of The Habitats Trust, a foundation working towards protecting habitats and their indigenous species.
Roshni is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next-generation leaders. In 2017, she was conferred with Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award by Babson College. More recently, in December 2018, Forbes featured her in The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.
Roshni has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, majoring in Communication with focus on Radio/TV/Film. She later earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a focus on Social Enterprise and Management & Strategy. At Kellogg, she was a recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.
Roshni is married to Shikhar Malhotra and they have two sons.
Indian public servant. Former Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong, one of the least developed districts in India. Currently, Director of Youth Affairs and Sports Department, government of Manipur. Has pushed for the “People’s Road”: the construction of over 100 kilometres of roads connecting the district in Manipur with Assam and Nagaland. Aims to enhance the rate of development in every sphere and to bring many new development schemes both from the government sector as well as the private sector. Founding Curator, Global Shapers Imphal Hub, and Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Has spoken at several TED talks. Regular speaker in many forums. Recipient, Abdul Kalam’s innovative award for good governance 2017.
Degree in Economics, Commercial Law and Accounting, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Formerly with ABN Amro Bank. From 2001, with Zurich Insurance Group in London, Zurich, Hong Kong and Singapore; previously, Country Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance, Zurich Insurance Group, Singapore; set up and headed the Corporate Social Responsibility and Thought Leadership committees in Singapore. Joined Swiss Re in 2016. Currently, CEO, Asia Pacific at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
Kalin Anev Janse
Kalin Anev Janse is a Member of the Management Board and Secretary General of the ESM and EFSF, responsible for Funding, Asset Liability Management and Lending.
Kalin Anev Janse previously worked for the European Investment Bank, where one of his tasks was to coordinate setting up the EFSF. Prior to this, he worked as a Corporate Finance and Strategy Consultant for McKinsey & Company in the Netherlands. He has also worked in Investment Banking at JPMorgan in London, and in corporate governance and project finance for Honeywell Spain in Madrid.
Kalin Anev Janse studied MSc. Business Administration in Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management and Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. For his undergraduate degree, he studied Business Administration in Finance, Banking and Insurance at the Vrije University Amsterdam. During his career, he attended executive education programmes at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. He is a young global leader of the World Economic Forum.
Shivani Siroya is a fintech entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Tala, a mobile technology and data science company that works in emerging markets to help anyone with a cell phone build a financial identity. Prior to founding Tala, Shivani held a variety of positions in global health, microfinance, and investment banking, including with the United Nations Population Fund, Health Net, Citigroup and UBS. Shivani is a 2016 Aspen Institute Finance Leader Fellow, 2016 WEF Young Global Leader, 2015 Senior TED Fellow and 2013 Ashoka Fellow. She is also on the board of Stellar.org. She holds a M.P.H from Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.