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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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Patricia Dwyer

Founder and Director, The Purpose Business Ltd, Hong Kong SAR, China

Pat is the Founder and Director of The Purpose Business and has over 15 years sustainability leadership experience, most recently as Global head of CSR & Sustainability for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts.

Pat brought Shangri-La to the forefront of responsible tourism operations, making it the only Asian hotel group to be recognised in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Pat was the first CSR head of Ayala Land, Inc. in the Philippines where she broke ground with its first GRI sustainability report in 2007 and the first -mixed used facility, Nuvali, to be certified LEED.

Pat serves on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Environment and coaches several charities on strategic fundraising, including Enrich, a Hong Kong-based charity that empowers migrant domestic workers to invest in themselves through financial education. Pat is fellow at the Asia Society and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

She holds a Masters Degree in Globalisation and Governance from the University of Birmingham, UK and has attended the Saïd Business School's Transformational Leadership course at the University of Oxford.

Eleni Antoniadou

President, European Health Parliament, United Kingdom

Eleni Antoniadou is a multidisciplinary researcher focused on developing artificial organs as an alternative therapeutic pathway for transplantations, as a means to eliminate illegal organ trading. She has been named the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 for Healthcare, Cartier Laureate for USA, 2013 Woman of the Year in the UK , BBC 100 Most Powerful Women, “11 Great Greeks of the Past, Present and Future” by the EPP party of the European Parliament among others and received more than 12 scholarships during her academic career. Eleni has worked for NASA and the European Astronaut Centre and is the co-founder of Transplants Without Donors LLC.

Since 2009, Eleni is committed to the elimination of harmful and repugnant organ trade by organising medical mission trips to affected areas in Latin America and Africa and by raising awareness about illicit organ trading. Her endeavours serve as a primary driver to create a global regulatory framework that will culminate in the passage of transplant and artificial organ legislation at an international level.

Fahad Aldhubaib

Head of Public Affairs, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Fahad Aldhubaib is the General Manager of Public Affairs at Saudi Aramco. He oversees a diverse portfolio of corporate communication and citizenship programs including King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, also known as iThra.
Fahad’s primary professional and personal focus is to support the economic management and transformation of Saudi Arabia. He has been working with corporate leaders and policy makers on leveraging the Kingdom’s natural resources to diversify the economy, accelerate growth and job creation. Fahad played a leading role in the design and implementation of the Energy Industry’s most ambitious transformation, the Accelerated Transformation Program of Saudi Aramco.
Fahad holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Devesh Raj

Senior Vice-President and Head of Strategy, Comcast Corporation, USA

SVP, Head of Strategy and Financial Planning at Comcast Corporation since 2014. Previously Senior Partner and Head of Americas TMT at BCG (Boston Consulting Group). Member of Board of Trustees at the New York Hall of Science. PhD in Applied Physics and former HHMI Fellow, Yale.

Bengi Korkmaz

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Turkey

passionate about:

-media industry

-emerging markets technology adoption

-women empowerment


David Chubak

Head, Global Retail Bank and Consumer Lending, Citibank NA, USA

David Chubak is one of the financial world's youngest influencers, leading a business that spans across global markets and serves more than 100 million customers, with 2,600 branches and 65,000 employees. With an eye to the future and an understanding of the past, he adheres to a philosophy that puts customer well-being first. Most recently, Chubak consolidated Citi’s global retail bank and consumer lending businesses and launched a digital banking strategy to ensure the bank meets the needs of the ever-evolving customer.

Antónia Mészáros

Executive Director, Hungary, UNICEF Hungary, Hungary

Former: journalist, TV presenter, author and documentary film maker; host of live current affairs interview shows for 10 years on independent news channel ATV and public broadcaster MTV in Budapest, Hungary. Until 2006, worked for the BBC in London, in news, current affairs and documentaries, primarily on the strand Panorama. Experience in investigative journalism, video journalism, war reporting and filming in hostile environments. Continued making documentaries for the BBC on a freelance basis while anchoring flagship TV shows in Hungary. Currently, Executive Director, UNICEF Hungary. Author of a book on migration from Eastern Europe to the European Union (2006).

Thum Ping Tjin

Founder and Managing Director, New Naratif, Singapore

THUM Ping Tjin (“PJ”) is founder of New Naratif, a Southeast Asian online platform for research, journalism, art, and community organisation, which seeks to promote the universal values of democracy, freedom of the media, and freedom of inquiry, information and expression. He and his colleagues have been abused, threatened, harassed, and some even beaten and jailed, but they remained unbowed and committed to the truth. New Naratif has also been prevented from registering in Singapore on grounds that it is "contrary to the national interest". PJ is also a historian and is co-ordinator of Project Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford. 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. He has published and lectured extensively on Singapore political and social history.

Sawsan Zaher

Human Rights Lawyer; Director, Social and Economic Rights Unit, Adalah, Israel

Sawsan is a Palestinian feminist and human rights lawyer, based in Haifa, Israel. A senior lawyer with Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, serving as the director of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights Unit since 2005. She has litigated several landmark cases before the Israeli Supreme Court challenging discrimination and racism against the Palestinian minority in Israel; In 2015 Sawsan was selected as a Young Global Leader and she received several fellowships: in 2013 selected as a Yale World Fellow; in 2012 selected as a fellow at the Women in Public Service Project at Wellesley College, M.A., USA; in 2008 a Fellow of the Public Law Program in the Public Interest Law Institute in Colombia University, NYC. In 2004 received an L.L.M. in International Legal Studies with a concentration on human rights and gender from the American University, Washington College of Law (USA). In January 2015 appointed to serve as the Acting General Director of Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counselling in Ramallah. Active in several human rights and digital rights organizations including board member at 7amleh - The Arab Center for Social media Advancement.