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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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Bai Yunfeng

Chairman of the Board, China Power Conservation & Environment Protection Co. Ltd, People's Republic of China

Board Chairman of China Power Conservation & Environment Protection Group Co., Ltd.
Thermalphysics Doctoral Degree of Zhejiang University
Founder of Pangoal Institute
Environmental protection and renewable resources

Naomi Koshi

Mayor of Otsu City, Otsu City, Japan

Upon election to the position of Mayor of the City of Otsu, a prefectural capital with over 340,000 residents, became the youngest woman ever to be elected mayor of a Japanese City. Since taking office, has focused on issues related to gender equality and childcare. LLB and LLM, Hokkaido University; LLM, Harvard Law School. Visiting Fellow, Columbia Business School. Practised law at Nishiura & Asahi, Tokyo and Debevoise & Plimpton, NYC.

Christine Ho

CEO, Imprint Energy, USA

A scientist pioneering the field of printed battery technology, Christine Ho invested safe, ultra-thin rechargeable flexible batteries that will revolutionize flexible electronics. The end result is in commercializing the technology to allow for unprecedented design freedom for manufacturers and bringing a new paradigm of cost-effective production.

Lauren Bush Lauren

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Feed the Future Partnering for Development, USA

Lauren Bush Lauren is the Founder and CEO of FEED, a social business whose mission is to "Create Good Products That Help FEED the World." In 2004, Lauren became the Honorary Student Spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme. In that role, she traveled to various countries and learned about the issues of hunger and poverty firsthand. Coming back to America, Lauren was inspired to create a consumer product that would engage people in the seemingly overwhelming fight to end world hunger. In 2005, she conceptualized the idea for FEED by designing the initial FEED 1 bag which, when purchased, feeds one child in school for one year.

Faisal Khan

Co-Founder and Lead, Peshawar 2.0, Pakistan

A pioneering scientist and an award-winning entrepreneur Faisal Khan is working at the intersection of biology, technology and start-ups. Faisal is chief executive officer and co-founder of Peshawar 2.0, a social enterprise that is promoting technology, design and start-ups in the northwest of Pakistan and taking it to youths at the grassroots. As an academic, he leads an interdisciplinary research group doing pioneering work in the areas of synthetic biology and precision medicine in Pakistan.

Alexander Torrenegra

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Torre, USA

I’m the CEO of http://torre.co. At Torre, we're building a new platform that will enable everyone to find fulfilling professional opportunities easily.

Previously, I co-founded and bootstrapped http://voice123.com in 2002 (the first and largest global marketplace for voice-overs with over 200,000 voice actors and 100,000 buyers), as well as http://bunnyinc.com in 2011 (a mission-critical outsourcing solution for writing, voice recordings, and translations), with my wife Tania Zapata. With hundreds of thousands of users, availability in five languages, and team members in 10+ countries, both companies are growing steadily. Together, Tania and I have angel invested in 20+ tech companies and have been based in the USA since 1998. I joined Shark Tank Colombia as an investor in 2017.

With the goal of giving back to society, I also co-founded the BogoDev and BogoTech communities in Colombia (for software developers and technologists respectively). Then, in 2016, I founded http://neocratia.org with the goal of upgrading the way the laws governing our societies are created.

I was honored by MIT’s Technology Review with the TR35 Top Colombian Innovator of the Year award in 2012, with the High-Impact Entrepreneur title by Endeavor in 2013, and named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2015.

I've written several practical guides and frameworks: https://medium.com/tag/torrenegra-frameworks/latest

Nico Rosberg

F1 2016 World Champion, Monaco

Nico Erik Rosberg is the Formula One 2016 World Champion who drove for Williams F1 and Mercedes AMG Petronas under the German flag. Born in Germany to Finnish former world champion Keke Rosberg and his German wife Sina, he holds dual nationality, and briefly competed for Finland early in his racing career. He does not speak Finnish, although he is fluent in five languages. Rosberg won the 2005 GP2 Series for the ART team, having raced in Formula 3 Euro Series previously for his father's racing organisation Team Rosberg. He entered Formula One in 2006 with Williams, the team with which his father had won the 1982 championship. After four years with Williams, in 2010 he joined the re-branded Mercedes team, formed by Mercedes's takeover of 2009 Constructors' Champion Brawn GP. He enjoyed his most successful period with Mercedes, winning 23 Grands Prix and earning 30 pole positions. In 2016, he full filled his dream and became Formula One World Champion after an intense duel with teammate Hamilton, which was undecided until the final race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He announced his retirement from the sport five days later, on 2 December 2016. Since retiring from Formula 1 Nico has had a busy schedule in both his professional and private life. He has continued as an ambassador for many international brands, become an entrepreneur and angel investor for a variety of start ups, all whilst juggling family life with his wife Vivian and two young daughters.

Ganzorig Vanchig

Chairman, Down Syndrome Association Mongolia, Mongolia

Ganzorig Vanchig is a chairman of Down Syndrome Association and BSP LLC and responsible for strategic planning, business development, project management, and investment activities. Ganzorig was a CEO of Media Group, and Senior Vice President of Shunkhlai Group. Ganzorig completed his Master's degree majoring in Electronic Business Management from International University of Japan and before leaving for Japan he used to work as Deputy CEO of MOSDAQ LLC, which was one of short listed company jointly with NASDAQ OMX Group by the Mongolian Government with the aim to establish the first ever private securities exchange in Ulaanbaatar.

He also holds BBA in Accountancy from the Institute of Commerce and Business Mongolia and MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame Australia. Before leaving for Australia, he worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Commerce and Business in Mongolia. After obtaining his MBA degree, he started working in the Mongolian banking sector (Trade and Development Bank and XacBank) in fields of retail banking, marketing, research, product development, project management, public and international relations.

He is a founding and board member of Down Syndrome Association of Mongolia and Special Olympics Committee Mongolia. He has been serving as an executive director of CEO Club Mongolia since November 2017 which is is the one of the most respected and reputable business advocacy associations in Mongolia representing top business groups and companies.

Nikolina Angelkova

Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria, Bulgaria

2003, Master's and Diploma (Hons) in Law, University of National and World Economy, Sofia; 2010, graduate, Harvard Business School, Boston; postgraduate qualification in company management; certificates in regional policy and management of the European Union structural funds and European policy. Formerly: lawyer; CEO, international companies in the real estate and infrastructure sectors; at the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, the European Commission and the European Parliament; Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works; Adviser to the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works; Member of the Managing Board, National Road Infrastructure Agency; Adviser to the President of the Republic, in charge of European regional cooperation, transport and environment, as well as other international and European issues. Former Co-Chair and Founder, Bulgarian-Romanian Committee for inland waterway transport and connectivity of the common BG-RO Danube region. Chairwoman, non-profit foundation Friends of Sport, dealing with the integration of disabled children through sport. 2014, Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communication in the caretaker government of Bulgaria.