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
Ms. Daubenspeck is a Managing Director and senior leader global business at a young age. Her professional network and achievements span industries from high tech, retail to healthcare. She has worked in complex environments that are influenced heavily by unions and local governments in health care and for state governments themselves – always looking for ‘win-win’ solutions for organisations and society. She has delivered programs globally in Philippines, China, Japan, Europe, Mexico and Brazil tackling global challenges. Having lead global teams, she has a unique appreciation for talent and opportunities that companies and communities face. With clients in the social media and high-tech space she has delivered mobile and cloud enabled solutions that center on the user experience and harnessing the digital revolution for customers and citizens. She has been a hugely influential sponsor of programs focused on expanding access to education, gender and job readiness. W ith a leadership role in Genesys Works, Towards Employment, and sponsor of Girl Rising Events, she leads in the communities in which she works. Through her career she has supported global organizations such as VSO, and an orphanage in Chennai India.
Leandro Machado is a Brazilian business and civic entrepreneur. In the last five years, cofounded RAPS, Political Action Network for Sustainability; CAUSE, the first issues advocacy firm in Brazil; #TemMeuVoto, a digital platform that helped more than 1.5 million voters to find their best legislative candidates in Brazil's 2018 election; and AGORA!, a new political movement to regenerate local politics.
His previous background includes leadership positions on Institutional Affairs at corporations like IBM, Shell, and Natura Cosméticos. From 2009 to 2011, acted as Chief of Staff and Public Relations of Guilherme Leal, Natura Cosméticos' co-chairman of the Board, and runnig mate of Marina Silva in the Green Party ticket (2010 Brazilian national elections).
Mr. Machado is a political scientist, with a bachelor degree at Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil, with specialization courses on International Communication at Siracuse University/ABERJE and in political management at George Washington University and executive education at Harvard Kennedy School and at the National University of Singapore.
At CAUSE, RAPS, #TemMeuVoto and AGORA!, Leandro continues to combine his great passion for democracy with the certainty that only through the active participation of all citizens and civil society groups will it be possible to build a freer world.
Rohit Chopra is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Lazard. He co-manages the Emerging Markets Equity strategy, one of the firm’s largest investment portfolios. His responsibilities include both portfolio management and research in the telecommunications and consumer sectors. His work involves frequent travel to meet with business and political leaders in developing economies. He joined Lazard in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and information systems from New York University. He also studied at the London School of Economics. He passionately supports two charitable organizations – Empower and Pratham – which address pressing social problems in developing economies.
Thum Ping Tjin
Dr Pingtjin THUM is a Singaporean historian, and founder and Managing Director of New Naratif, a movement for democracy, freedom of expression, and freedom of information in Southeast Asia. As civil rights activists, he and his colleagues have been threatened, harassed, and condemned as traitors by Singapore’s government. Dr Thum earned his DPhil in History from Oxford in 2011 and is currently an Academic Visitor at Hertford College. He is a Rhodes Scholar, Commonwealth Scholar, Olympic athlete, and the only Singaporean to swim the English Channel. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford, his work centres on decolonisation in Southeast Asia, and its continuing impact on Southeast Asian governance and politics. His most recent published work is “Independence: The Further Stage of Colonialism in Singapore” in Barr and Rahim (eds.), The Limits of Authoritarian Governance in Singapore’s Developmental State (Palgrave, 2019).
Joice Toyota is a rising entrepreneur whose pioneering work in social innovation is helping boost civic engagement among Brazil's youth. As the founder of Vetor Brasil, she has helped select and develop hundreds of young public management leaders across Brazil's 27 states. Her organization has received numerous awards and attracted attention from nationwide media as one of the most promising and scalable initiatives to support the consolidation of Brazilian public institutions.
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.
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.
A rising leader in Australian business focused on transforming health care, d'Arville's work with large payer and provider organisations has had a significant impact in creating more customer-centric and efficient operations. She is also passionate about having an impact in the social sector. This includes leading Bain Australia's social impact practice, supporting OzHarvest in their efforts to reduce food waste and co-leading Bain's collaboration with Social Ventures Australia and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute on Restacking the Odds to tackle intergenerational disadvantage.
Luis Felipe Carrillo
Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas; MBA; Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú and Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands; executive courses, Harvard Business School. 2000, joined GE; currently, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Latin America focus is to develop the region’s infrastructure in power generation & transmission, oil and gas, healthcare and aviation; leading efforts to localize more capabilities, integrate acquisitions and develop new markets; also leading the transformation to make GE the premier digital industrial company in the region. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2015).