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.
Seeking New Leadership: Responsible leadership for a sustainable and equitable world
Congratulations to our 2014 YGL Graduating Class
Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2019 Highlights Report
Will technology connect or divide us? The challenge for leaders in Globalization 4.0
5 ways you can personally fight the climate crisis
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
Juan Pablo Larenas
Co-founder and executive director of Sistema B. Co-founder and board member of Late! (www.late.cl), a B Corp that donates 100% of its profits to social causes. Co Founder and Chairman of fiiS.org festival. Juan Pablo is also a board member of TECHO, one of the largest NGOs in Latin America. Ashoka fellow since 2014 and YGL since 2018. Commercial engineer from Universidad de Chile and master in Development Management from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
A leader in the Siemens finance community and a diversity advocate; took over the regional Chief Financial Officer role at age 27 to set up the Middle East/Asia-Pacific headquarters for the Building Technologies division in Singapore. Secured various projects promoting energy efficiency and sustainability across the region, including the company's involvement in the Greener Government Buildings programme in Australia. After five years in Asia, transferred to Germany in 2017 to head the global finance and controlling function for the Mobility division and played an instrumental role in ensuring the successful signing of the Siemens Alstom rail merger.
Iim Fahima Jachja
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Queenrides, an online-offline community platform dedicated to empower women to ride/drive safely using feminine approach of safety, style and beauty. It has a 200,000-strong community in Indonesia and is now a collaboration platform for the public and private sectors, NGOs and government. In 2018, Queenrides selected by the World Economic Forum as a leading start-up in the ASEAN region. Formerly, active in the digital advertising industry. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Virus Communication, which brought digital advertising to Indonesia in 2005. 2011, appointed Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Consulting (VIRTUCO), which owns Musikkamu.com with 20 million paid subscribers and Gila Motor, media with the most engage online-offline motorbike community with 700,000 members. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2014). Recipient of international awards and honours, including: named to list of 10 International Young Creative Entrepreneurs, British Council (2007); among 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs in Asia, Business Week Magazine (2009); among 10 ASEAN Entrepreneurs, ASEAN Entrepreneurs Community (2015). Speaker at local and international events and often invited by magazines, radio stations and television stations to speak on entrepreneurship, start-ups, and women-related issues.
Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California; research explores how religions change and make change in the world. Leading voice working to enhance religious pluralism and community resilience. Advises foundations and government agencies on effective strategies for effective partnership and engagement. Co-Founder and Senior Adviser, American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute; Implementing Partner, United State Institute of Peace’s Generation Change programme, training emerging leaders committed to peace-building from the Middle East, Africa and South America. Member, Pacific Council on International Policy. Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Truman National Security Fellow. German Marshall Memorial Foundation Fellow. Homegrown Violent Extremism Study Group Associate, USC. Member of the board of several non-profit organizations and government bodies working at the intersections of religion and public life.
Mr. Ganzorig Ulziibayar (Ganzo) is founder and chairman of Mandal Insurance, the largest insurer in Mongolia, and chairman of Golomt Capital, an investment bank. Ganzo has been member of monetary policy committee of Central bank of Mongolia, non-executive director at Mongolian Stock Exchange. As an economist and financier, Ganzo has written numerous research papers and books on macro economy and financial markets. Currently he is the president of Mongolian Banking Association, president of Mongolian Financial Markets Association and member of economic council by Prime minister of Mongolia.
Shireen is a partner and managing director at the Center for Engineering and Planning (CEP), which is a Palestinian consulting firm with headquarters in Ramallah, Palestine and operations in Canada, UAE, Iraq, Libya, and Jordan. Since 2005, Shireen has lead technical teams of national and international experts in spatial and strategic planning and infrastructure development for urban and rural communities. Shireen is also a co-founder and the CEO of Shelleh for Medical and Pharmaceutical Supplies Company which was established in Palestine on 2017 and has been already the regional agent for many well known international and regional medical supplies. Shireen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Birzeit University in Palestine, and a master of Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. Shireen is a member of the Palestinian Business Women Forum (BWF), and several social and technical organizations.
Aditya Ghosh, 39 is the President of IndiGo. Aditya was inducted to the Board of Directors of IndiGo on May 30, 2007 and took on the role as its President in August 2008. As the President of the airline, Aditya heads all operations and management of IndiGo. Aditya is also a member of the four member Executive Committee of InterGlobe Enterprises. Aditya Ghosh has been described as “an aberration of sorts in a high-visibility business and a case study for corporate chiefs not thrilled with the spotlight”. Aditya, the man who leads IndiGo, never went to business school, has never worked in an airline before and is a lawyer by training. He took this role at the age of 33 and turned it into the most profitable airline in India and the fastest growing low cost carrier in the world, now adding a plane every three weeks. IndiGo has remained the most profitable airline in India for the past six years. IndiGo is the largest airline in India, by market share. IndiGo as part of I nterGlobe has been namedas one of the best companies to work for in India for seven years in a row. Under Aditya’s leadership, IndiGo’s fleet has grown from 18 to 91 airplanes, from 1100 employees to nearly 10,000 employees now and revenue has grown more than 10 fold.
• Aditya Ghosh received the Low Cost Leadership award at the “World Airline Awards”, London 2011.
• In 2012 Aditya was ranked 27th globally, in Fortune Magazine’s elite “40 under 40 list”.
• Mr. Aditya Ghosh received the ‘Young Business Leader 2011’ award at NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2011.
• Mr. Ghosh was also awarded ‘CEO of the year’ award by SABRE in July 2013.
• Mr Ghosh is a member of the Main Jury of the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award in 2014
2016, elected Lieutenant Governor, at the age of 35. Had previously served in the State House of Representatives and the State Senate, as Democratic Whip and a member of the Democratic leadership team. As Lt. Governor, he is President of the State Senate, serves as Acting Governor whenever the governor leaves the state, and oversees an agency whose key issues include economic development, trade, and higher education. Currently, Co-Chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association. A three-time cancer survivor, has been fully blind since age eight. Parents immigrated to the US from Iran; the first and only Iranian-American to hold statewide elected office in the United States. Graduate, Columbia University, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School. Former Editor, Yale Law Journal. Practiced law at Perkins Coie and served as Distinguished Lawmaker in Residence at Seattle University Law School. Truman Scholar, Soros Fellow, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mariame McIntosh Robinson
Mariame McIntosh Robinson joined First Global Bank in Jamaica as President & CEO in 2016 to lead the Bank’s transformation and strategic pursuit of Financial Inclusion. Prior to this, Mariame was a private equity investor for 7 years where she was a Partner at Portland Private Equity, the largest private equity fund management company focused on the Caribbean region which successfully raised two US$200M+ Funds. Mariame also worked as a Strategy Consultant for 8 years with McKinsey & Company, Atlanta office and Bain & Company New York office where she was a Manager prior to joining Portland. Mariame currently serves as a Trustee on United Way Worldwide Board and several private and public Boards in Jamaica and Barbados, and is a dynamic public speaker. Mariame is also the Board Chair of TEACH Caribbean, an educational NGO she co-founded with other Jamaican Rhodes Scholars in 2006 with seed financing from the Rhodes Trust to provide access to quality education for economically disadvantaged youth. Mariame has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from MIT, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University where she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. She is married and has a son.