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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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Mohamed Alami Berrada

Counsellor on Youth Employment to the Head of the Government, Government of Morocco, Morocco

Counsellor of the Head of Governement-Morocco / Youth Employment (2017- today)
In charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute,
Graduated of ESSEC MBA (2003),
Leadership Executive Education Programms - Harvard Kennedy School (2011, 2015)
Political Communication Executive Education Programms - Hertie School of Governance (2009 ,2010).

Member of the Board of Yasmine Group (2010- today)
General Manager of Yasmine, Orfèvre de l'Immobilier (Real Estate) (2007-2017)

Co-founder of the Moroccan Leadership NGOs : 'Tariq Ibnou Ziyad Initiative-TIZI' (2011) and 'Les Citoyens'(2016).

Since 2012, he is in charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute which aims at promoting Leadership in Morocco and at identifying Moroccan Young Leaders .

Professor in Moroccan Engineering Shools (EHTP 2007-2015, Centrale Casablanca 2017)

Author of 'Be MiZen, grande fugues et petites réflexions' (2006-Senso Unico), 'De nos mains, un Maroc juste nous construirons' (2011 - TIZI Editions), 'Lettre à mon fils, le Maroc à construire pour le XXIème siècle' (2017-Senso Unico Editions).

Max Liu

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EMQ Inc., Taiwan, China

Max Liu is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of EMQ.

A veteran of the financial services industry, Max’s career spans more than 20 years across Asia and the United States.

Across Asia, Max has seen how conventional banking excluded large segments of society, particularly low-income overseas workers from having access to financial services. Over time, these overseas workers have become a pillar of the economy while providing a critical lifeline to millions of households in the developing countries. This has inspired Max
to build a financially inclusive business leveraging Fintech innovation to meet the needs of the overseas workers. EMQ was launched in 2014 and offers remittance services
between two countries at a fraction of the price of conventional banks by utilizing aggregation and netting. With a strong presence across Asia, the company partners with
financial institutions and other strategic partners in each country to enable and settle cross-border remittance via banks and various modes for top-up and cash pickup.

Earlier, Max served as a founding member and portfolio manager of the Special Situations Asia team at Citadel Investment Group, a global multi-strategy hedge fund with US$26 billion in assets under management. At Citadel, Max led the Greater China team that sourced, structured, invested, and managed assets across the capital structure.

Prior to Citadel, Max held several leadership roles at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and Hong Kong in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities division and served
as the Head of Proprietary Research for the Asia Convertible and Credit Trading Group.

Max received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He was also named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Ruba Borno

Vice President & General Manager, Cisco, USA

Ruba Borno is the VP/GM of Cisco Managed Services. Ruba runs a global team that helps Cisco’s most strategic customers accelerate their digital transformations, while reducing inefficiencies, maximizing system availability, and improving security and compliance. Prior to her current role, Ruba spent three years as Cisco’s VP, Growth Initiatives and Chief of Staff to CEO, and worked across the executive leadership team to develop the company’s growth and transformation strategy.
In April 2018, Ruba was appointed as a non-executive director on the board of Experian. She is an Executive Sponsor of Cisco's Connected Conservation efforts and is a board member for the Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley where she is applying her passion for STEM education to take the Tech's programs global. She has worked with the World Economic Forum to establish a skills-based education platform for individuals whose jobs will be impacted by automation, as well as organizations like the United Way of the Bay Area and City Year Silicon Valley on experiential work and education of disenfranchised youth.

Ailish Campbell

Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada, Canada

Ailish Campbell joined Global Affairs Canada as the Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada in March 2017 (www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca). She leads a cross-Canada team of 400 and an international team of 900 Trade Commissioners in 160 offices that serve Canadian business interests to help firms sell, grow and go global.
Previously she was General Director at Finance Canada where she was responsible for the federal budget in policy areas including innovation and defence policy, and Vice President, Policy - International and Fiscal Issues, at the Business Council of Canada where she led CEO engagement in China, Japan, and India. She began her career in the Canadian federal public service as a trade negotiator on the Doha Round of WTO negotiations.

She serves on the advisory board of the Banff Forum, a national non-partisan not-for-profit organization promoting leadership and public policy engagement.

Ailish holds a Master of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Akim Daouda

Chief Investment Officer, Gabonese Sovereign Wealth Fund (FGIS), Gabon

Akim is the Chief Investment Officer of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Gabonese Republic. The mission of the fund is to transfer wealth across generations by transforming finite ressources into sustainable financial assets. Passionate about unlocking value for the region and bridging inequalities, Akim oversees the SWF’s full portfolio of more than 100 investments spanning several sectors. He also articulates the fund investment strategy and provides high-level leadership. He works closely with government leaders and ministries, as well as private-sector champions on issues related to economic development, industrial growth and transformation. In 2017, Akim joined the “Choiseul 100 Africa” list by Institut Choiseul. He was ranked as one of the Young African Business Leaders under the age of 40 who are expected to play a major and transformative role in the continent's economic development.

Donald Tang

Managing Partner, Celadon Partners, Hong Kong SAR, China

Donald Tang is managing partner of Celadon Partners. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of D. E. Shaw & Co. (Asia Pacific) Limited, in which capacity he oversaw the operations of the D. E. Shaw group’s main investment office in Asia. He started his career at Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C. Donald graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor of science degrees in computer science and business administration, and a minor in computational finance.

Angellah Jasmine Kairuki

Minister of State for Investment, Office of the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Tanzania

Angellah Kairuki is a Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs of Tanzania. She is also Secretary-General of the Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group. Previously, she served as Deputy Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Legal Affairs and Public Administration, and worked in the attorney-general’s office as Parliamentary Draftsman. Kairuki served as a Member of the Council of the Dar es Salaam Institute of technology, and as an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a Member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators. She was also employed by the Vodacom Group as Head of Department of Ethics, Compliance and Governance. Kairuki took part in the inaugural Leadership for Change in Africa programme by the African Leadership Institute, and was mentioned in Forbes magazine’s 2013 class of 20 Young Power Women in Africa. She received an LLB from the University of Hull and PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University.

Vanessa Kerry

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health, USA

Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc is the CEO of Seed Global Health which builds healthcare capacity in Africa, unleashing the potential of a country. She is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and serves as the Associate Director of Partnerships at its center for Global Health. She is faculty at Harvard Medical School. Her work has examined how foreign assistance can better fund health efforts, improve efficiency of aid and enhance country ownership. She graduated with honors from Yale University and Harvard Medical School, completing her clinical training at Mass General. She has a Master’s in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London Schools of Economics and of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Kentaro Ichiki

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, WHERE ART and SCIENCE FALL IN LOVE, Hakuhodo Inc., Japan

Founder & Editor in Chief, “WHERE ART and SCIENCE FALL IN LOVE”, 2011-Present. Senior Creative Director, HAKUHODO Inc., 1998-Present. Former Juror at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, and Clio Awards. BA from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. Master of Fine Arts from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.