Who we are
The Young Global Leaders ® Community is 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
Anne-Laure Malauzat is a Partner with Bain & Company in the Middle East. Based in Dubai, she is the firm’s regional Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) officer, and leads Bain’s Middle East Social Impact efforts. Anne joined the firm in 2011 and, in 2020, became the youngest female Bain partner globally.
Anne advises governments, philanthropists, and international organizations (such as UNHCR and Endeavor), focusing on education, economic development, and innovation. She has led the launch of multiple successful youth employment programmes in 5 MENA countries, and the design of the national Early Childhood Development strategy for a GCC country. She also works with private sector leaders in the retail space, supporting them in their growth, digitalization, and customer strategies. In addition, for the last decade she has served as mentor to start-ups and is a frequent speaker on topics related to gender equity, social impact, human capital development, retail, and innovation.
Anne holds an MA from Georgetown University and a dual Bachelor from Mount Holyoke College. She is an inducted member of the Phi Beta Kappa society, and a member of Georgetown’s MENA Board of Advisors.
I joined EY Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 8 years ago and in 2019 became the first-ever woman partner in our Saudi member firm, as well as the youngest ever. Today I lead EY’s Tax Controversy practice in Saudi Arabia. My work at EY includes advising KSA-based large local/multinational groups and family businesses on tax advisory assignments and tax- and zakat-compliance matters. I also provides international tax-structuring advisory services to Saudi Arabian inbound and outbound clients and investors, and have worked on a number of tax due-diligence assignments for private-equity and corporate clients for transactions in Saudi Arabia. I am specialize in projects in the Government and Public Sector (GPS) and lead on many government giga projects. I also serve as a member of the Saudi B20 Task Force I have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from King Saud University, with First Class Honours. I am a Certified Public Accountant with membership in the Saudi Organization of Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA). I serve as a board member in the Saudi Accounting Association and Prince Sultan University committee. I also deliver honorary lectures on Taxation at Prince Faisal University.
Vivek Salgaocar is a Director at the Vimson Group, a family-owned conglomerate with interests in mineral resources, real estate and financial services. The group is also actively involved in philanthropic initiatives, particularly in healthcare and sports. Within the Minerals Division at the Vimson Group, Salgaocar oversees sales, marketing and trading, along with global business development and expansion, and is based in Singapore. He is also Co-Founder of Prospect Mining Studio, which supports start-ups and innovators as they build, pilot and scale frontier technologies to address the biggest challenges facing the natural resource and mining industries in a sustainable and socially responsible way.
Vivek earned his MBA from Columbia Business School, and his BA summa cum laude, from Emory University. He was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2020. Vivek is a member of the Advisory Board of the Family Business Program at Columbia Business School, and is a member of the Singapore Chapters of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). He serves as the Group’s representative to the Singapore Business Federation and the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mykhailo Federov is Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. The youngest minister in the history of Ukrainian politics, Fedorov, at the age of 30, managed to succeed both with opening his own businesses as well as with leading the country's digital revolution. His most important project as minister is the "State in a Smartphone" which aims, by 2024, to have 100% of all government services available online, with 20% of services provided automatically without the intervention of an official and one online form to receive a package of services.
Erika Najarian is managing director and head of Americas financial sector research, comprising $4.5 trillion in market capitalization. An expert and thought leader on financial services and global financial regulation, she advises institutional investors, bank executives, central banks, finance ministers and regulatory agencies. She founded the Future of Financials conference, the premier annual forum on disruptive technology, regulatory change and investment themes within financial services. She is a passionate advocate of the professional advancement of women and people of colour. At Bank of America, she is actively involved in mentorship, the Women's Leadership Council and the Asian Leadership Network.
Huang Dinglong is an entrepreneur in the technology field in China. His passion and Malong’s AI+ visual recognition technology is one of the leading players in China and in global markets as a groundbreaking solution. This includes solving the dependency on high-quality human annotated data. Malong is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.
Assistant Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia. One of the few women leaders in central banking and a strong advocate of financial literacy and women?s access to finance. Has led to the incorporation of financial literacy into Cambodia’s general education programme and a proof of concept on the use of blockchain technology to make financial transactions more affordable studied and the pilot launched in 2019. Co-founded an NGO, sits on a number of others that focus on healthcare, and champions greater collaboration between NGOs and governments.
Delfina Irazusta is Founder and Executive Director of the Local Innovation Network, an NGO that works with mayors and other local government officials in Argentina, providing them with the tools and resources they need to improve their management capacities. Irazusta also created the Mayors Language and the Global Map for Local Solutions, two initiatives that promote knowledge management among mayors around the world. With her team, she is working to find new methodologies for the design of public policies in cities. Irazusta is part of the Ashoka network of entrepreneurs and was selected to take part in the first Young Leaders Summit by the Obama Foundation.
Juan Carlos Rincón
Juan Carlos Rincón is an Opinion Editor at El Espectador, Colombia's oldest and most respected newspaper. He also a Co-Founder of YouTube channel La Pulla, a political opinion show he runs with four fellow journalists. In 2016, the La Pulla team received the Simón Bolivar National Prize, the country’s most prestigious journalism award, for a video championing the right of same-sex couples to adopt children. Rincón also co-founded other digital projects, including Las Igualadas and La Puesverdad, which have helped change the media landscape in Colombia and Latin America by merging more traditional journalism with new formats and digital languages.