Who we are
We are an accelerator for a dynamic community of exceptional people with the vision, courage, and influence to drive positive change in the world.
Our growing membership of more than 1,400 members and alumni of 120 nationalities includes civic and business innovators, entrepreneurs, technology pioneers, educators, activists, artists, journalists, and more.
Aligned with the World Economic Forum’s mission, we seek to drive public-private co-operation in the global public interest. We are united by the belief that today’s pressing problems present an opportunity to build a better future across sectors and boundaries.
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
He Jin co-founded Maimai, the China-based professional and social-networking platform in 2013. Maimai has surpassed LinkedIn as the top player in China with over 110 million users. He is passionate about bringing and creating professional opportunities to a wider range of people in workforce.
Alejandro is a social entrepreneur from Argentina. Pioneer in a new way of doing business.
He co-created Xinca, an eco-friendly footwear company that employs socially vulnerable people.
Camilla Hagen Sørli
Business Development Manager. Orkla. Also one of the owners of Canica Group, one of the largest privately owned investment companies in Norway. Chair of the Board of Canica Investor and holds several board positions within other corporate companies, including Canica and the global paint company Jotun. Graduate of Kings College London and University of Oslo; executive education from BI, Norwegian Business School and Harvard. Several years of experience within retail, sustainability, consumer behaviour, marketing, management, business development and strategy. Passionate about working to always improve the environmental and social footprints of Canica and Orkla, which was recently ranked among the top 100 most sustainable companies in the world by the World Economic Forum. Advocate for women and health; Founding Member of Maverick Collective and Nexus Norway. Using her voice to promote women’s leadership and diversity as the Chair of SHE Community and was elected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (2018).
Henry Motte-Muñoz is the Founder and CEO of Edukasyon.ph, the largest youth platform in the Philippines empowering more than 10 million student visitors each year to find and take their path from education to career. Prior to launching Edukasyon.ph in 2015, Henry worked at Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs in London. Henry’s work in education technology and social entrepreneurship has been recognized by global and regional organizations including the Asia CEO Awards (Young Leader of the Year 2019), Financial Times and International Finance Corporation (Transformational Business Award 2017), Forbes (30 Under 30 Asia 2016) and Asia Society (21 Young Leaders 2015).
Pamela Chan, CFA, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of the Alternative Solutions Group within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). As CIO, she is responsible for managing the group's multi-alternative investment portfolios and chairs the Alternative Solutions Investment Committee. She is also a member of the BAI Executive Committee. She currently serves on the Board of the Harvard Club of New York Foundation and the Harvard Business School Alumni Board. Additionally, she is Co-Chair for the Harvard College Schools and Scholarship Committee of New York City. In 2012, she was nominated as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, serving as Curator for New York City in 2014.
Virginijus Sinkevičius has been the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries since 2019. He was formerly the Minister of Economy of Lithuania (2017-2019). Before becoming the Minister of Economy, Sinkevičius led the Economic Committee of the Parliament of Lithuania. Sinkevičius was elected to Parliament in October 2016. Before that, he was a Team Lead for Regulatory Affairs at Invest Lithuania. Prior to joining Invest Lithuania, Sinkevičius was Managing Editor at the US Office of The Lithuanian Tribune in Washington D.C. Sinkevičius holds a BA in International Relations and Affairs from Aberystwyth University and a Master’s degree in European International Affairs from Maastricht University.
Peter Biar Ajak
Peter Biar Ajak is a prominent civil society leader, political dissident, and scholar from South Sudan. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies of the National Defense University. Peter is also the Chairman of the South Sudan Young Leaders Forum, Senior Advisor to the LSE-based International Growth Centre, and the Founder of the Juba-based Center for Strategic Analyses and Research. He was previously a Senior Advisor to the Minister of National Security in the Office of the President of South Sudan and an In-Country Economist for the World Bank. An outspoken advocate of human rights, free and fair elections, he was arbitrarily detained and convicted in a politically-motivated show trial for “disturbing the peace” and jailed for eighteen months in South Sudan’s notorious Blue House prison. Peter is also a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, and a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Studies from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Economics from LaSalle University.
I am Senior Vice President of M&A at Mastercard responsible for orchestrating the development and execution of acquisitions to meet the strategic and financial objectives. I have lead multiple acquisitions that are now a core part of the company’s long-term strategy while evolving our product and talent profiles. Within my time at Mastercard, I have held several positions across Technology, Customer Delivery and Mergers & Acquisitions within the US, UK and AP. With a passion for tackling complex programs of work, building powerful cross-functional partnerships and leading from strategy to execution, I have a wide breath of business experience coupled with strong leadership capabilities building, driving and motivating teams.
Joseph Konzelmann is Global Head of the Client and Capital Formation Group for TPG, USA. Prior to this, he was Managing Director and Senior Sovereigns Strategist at Goldman Sachs. Konzelmann advises leading sovereign funds and institutions on their investment portfolios and geopolitical risk. Prior to his career in finance, he served in the US Government, focused on Middle East affairs, and advised President Ashraf Ghani on developing economic development programmes for weak and fragile states.