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.
Congratulations to our 2014 YGL Graduating Class
There is huge talent in the world's refugee camps. We must realize this overlooked potential
Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2019 Highlights Report
Will technology connect or divide us? The challenge for leaders in Globalization 4.0
Here's why leaders need to care about mental health
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
Gregorio Werthein serves as executive managing director of Grupo Werthein, where he leads the investment committee and group mergers and acquisitions. He is involved in all of the boards of directors of Werthein Group companies. In addition, as a former athlete, he is president of the Argentine Equestrian Federation and is an adviser to the Argentine Olympic Committee.
Julia Bacha is a media strategist and award-winning filmmaker whose work has been exhibited at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Dubai International Film Festivals, and broadcast on the BBC, HBO, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya television channels. Since graduating Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University in 2003, she has strategically used film to highlight under documented stories from the Middle East. Julia started her filmmaking career in Cairo, where she co-wrote and edited Jehane Noujaim's critically acclaimed documentary, Control Room (2004), for which she was nominated to the Writer's Guild of America Award. Control Room marked the first time most Americans were exposed to an inside view of Al Jazeera and generated wide public debate about US media coverage during the war in Iraq. Since 2004, Julia has been working closely with Ronit Avni to develop and implement Just Vision's media strategy. She wrote and co-directed Encounter Point (2006), which was broadcast on Al Arabiya and endorsed by the Israeli Education ministry, directed and produced Budrus (2009), which had a palpable impact on US and Arab media coverage of nonviolent resistance in the Middle East, and directed and produced My Neighbourhood (2012), which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012. She has been a guest on numerous television shows such as Charlie Rose, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchel Reports and Al Jazeera's Frost over the World. For her influential work in shaping media in the US and beyond, Julia is the co-recipient of the 2009 King Hussein Leadership Prize, 2010 Search for Common Ground Award, 2011 Ridenhour Film Prize and the 2012 O Globo “Faz Diferença” Award. Julia is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and her TED talk “Pay Attention to Nonviolence” has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Mohamed Alami Berrada
Counsellor of the Head of Governement-Morocco / Youth Employment (2017- today)
In charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute,
Graduated of ESSEC MBA (2003),
Leadership Executive Education Programms - Harvard Kennedy School (2011, 2015)
Political Communication Executive Education Programms - Hertie School of Governance (2009 ,2010).
Member of the Board of Yasmine Group (2010- today)
General Manager of Yasmine, Orfèvre de l'Immobilier (Real Estate) (2007-2017)
Co-founder of the Moroccan Leadership NGOs : 'Tariq Ibnou Ziyad Initiative-TIZI' (2011) and 'Les Citoyens'(2016).
Since 2012, he is in charge of the TIZI Leadership Institute which aims at promoting Leadership in Morocco and at identifying Moroccan Young Leaders .
Professor in Moroccan Engineering Shools (EHTP 2007-2015, Centrale Casablanca 2017)
Author of 'Be MiZen, grande fugues et petites réflexions' (2006-Senso Unico), 'De nos mains, un Maroc juste nous construirons' (2011 - TIZI Editions), 'Lettre à mon fils, le Maroc à construire pour le XXIème siècle' (2017-Senso Unico Editions).
Nabeel M. Al-Amudi
1995, Bachelor’s (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University; 2001, JD, Harvard Law School; 2009, Stanford Executive Program. Formerly: from 1995, roles with Saudi Aramco, including 2011, General Counsel, Aramco Services Company (ASC), US; 2012, President, Saudi Refining, US; then President, Aramco Services Company, overseeing all of operations in North America; Chairman, Tabadul, which oversees the digitization of the import and export processes in the Kingdom; ; President, Saudi Ports Authority (SPA), responsible for the strategic direction of port and shipping facilities to meet the Kingdom’s present and forecasted future needs; 2015-17, Chairman, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), guiding its merger into Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017; then Member of the Board, Hapag-Lloyd. Since October 2017, Minister of Transport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Former Member: Advisory Board, Center for Global Business Studies, Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business; Board of Trustees, Awty International School, Houston; Executive Committee, Harvard Law School Association of Arabia. Member: New York State Bar Association; Advisory Board, Dhahran Ahliyya Schools, Saudi Arabia. Chairman, Misk Fellowship Program. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.
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.
Political and human rights activist; has been a leading and passionate voice for change in the Australian Parliament. Over past decade, has become one of the country's leading voices on women in politics, refugees, immigration and human rights policy. Youngest woman ever elected to the Australian Parliament. First elected in 2007; twice re-elected; currently, Greens Senator, Australian Parliament; currently holds responsibility for the Environment & Water, Communications & Arts, Finance & Trade portfolios for the Australian Greens party. Representing the state of South Australia, strong advocate for a fast and effective transition to renewable energy. Strong commitment to working across different groups and sectors to create a progressive, safe and sustainable global community and planet.
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.
Shruti Shibulal is CEO and Director of Tamara Leisure Experiences. She strives to make The Tamara synonymous with responsible tourism by incorporating principles of sustainability into the development and operations of each property and creating impactful employment within their respective communities. She is a Trustee of the Advaith Foundation and the SD Foundation, organizations involved in providing educational opportunities and healthcare assistance to underprivileged sections of society.
Alejandro believes in a future where the problem of garbage becomes an opportunity for excluded individuals. He decided to create shoes with recycled materials like old tires and leftover cloth from the textile industry. Creating a shoe with a much lower carbon footprint. But what makes his shoes unique is the community who makes them. In the productive process he choose to work with people typically excluded from the labor market. People that are overlooked by others, but that have incredible potential. That’s why Xinca shoes are produced by prisoners of the San Felipe Jail. He is also work with single mothers. He is committed to providing opportunities to change their life and reintegrate these vulnerable people back into society.