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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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Camilla Hagen Sørli

Member of the Board, Canica, Norway

With PRG, a leading Nordic sustainable apparel brand. Also with Canica, one of the largest privately owned investment companies in Norway. Chair of the Board, Canica Investor, and holds several board positions within other corporate companies including Canica, Jernia and Komplett in addition to the political think tank Civita. Graduate, Kings College London and University of Oslo; executive education from BI, Norwegian Business School and Harvard. Several years of experience within retail, consumer behaviour, marketing, management, business development and strategy. In role at PRG, works on sustainability, among other areas; PRG strives to set the highest standard in the industry, being a leader within this field in Norway. PRG is owned by Orkla, which was recently ranked among the top 100 most sustainable companies in the world by the World Economic Forum. Passionate about working to always improve the environmental and social footprints of Canica. As an advocate for women and health, Founding Member of Maverick Collective and Nexus Norway. Using voice to promote women’s leadership and diversity; Head of the Advisory Board, SHE Community. Recently Co-Founded the Future Talks, an initiative focused on the future of humanity with the subject of authentic leadership at its core. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2018).

Sarah bint Yousif Al-Amiri

Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Minister of State for Advanced Sciences. Responsibilities include enhancing the contributions of advanced sciences to the development of the United Arab Emirates and its economy. Chairperson of the United Arab Emirates Council of Scientists and Deputy Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. Started career in the sciences as a Programme Engineer on Dubai Sat-1 and Dubai Sat-2. Bachelor's and Baster’s in Computer Engineering, American University of Sharjah.

Samantha Freebairn

Squadron Leader and Pilot, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia

As a C-130H Hercules and C-17 Globemaster military pilot, works to ensure the concept of a woman pilot is no longer novel. Leveraged her national Telstra Business Women’s award to forge partnerships between inter-government agencies, police, fire and rescue, and civil industry to drive cultural change for women working in male-dominated environments. Wrote “Flying Solo”, a guide for women pilot trainees and “Flying through Parenthood”, for military parents negotiating flexible work arrangements. Conceptualized the Air Force Experiential Camps for Girls and developed the Air Force Graduate Pilot Scheme. The scheme doubled women pilot numbers in 2 years, when they had remained stagnant for the prior 30 years. Wants every little girl who loves rainbows to study physics.

Ian Walsh

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, United Kingdom

Senior Partner & Managing Director, BCG, 1999-current. Global strategy consultancy. Global Head, Retail Banking segment (40+ countries). UK Head, Financial Institutions practice. Focus: multi-channel distribution, customer centricity, operational and financial performance. Global Leader, Customer Service topic, Operations practice. Focus: customer service, experience and retention across various industries. Co-led BCG's pro bono support of London Olympics 2012. Leads key social impact relationships: - Sutton Trust: charity that pilots programmes, advocates authorities to improve social mobility in education. Board Member; regular pro bono projects. - Education Endowment Foundation: £125m fund to improve education of disadvantaged UK students. Helped launch Foundation; Advisory Board member. People Development: Staffing partner 2013-15; Career Development Chair 2008-13; Recruiting Director 2004-08. Bachelor, Commerce; Masters, Finance; University College Dublin. President, Student Body & Debating Society. Member, University Governing Authority. Finalist (Top 4), World Debating Championships. Barrister-at-Law, King's Inns Dublin. Reading, sports, travelling, music; published two children's books. US wife Beth; two young daughters Emily and Madeleine

Angela Daniella Garcia Moreno

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elemental School, Bolivia

Angela Daniella Garcia Moreno founded Elemental in 2016. Elemental aims to disrupt the traditional educational system in Bolivia and provide equal opportunities to new generations to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She is an advocate of women's empowerment and youth education and was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as an innovator under 35 in Latin America.

Farhan Latif

President, El-Hibri Foundation, USA

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross-sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. His work is inspired by democratic values and universal norms shared by faith traditions and his leadership has challenged global extremism and ideologically motivated hate. He leads the DC-based El-Hibri Foundation, focused on intersectional coalition building around religion, race and gender equity, and investing in minority leaders and allies to build capacity and resilience. Previously, in his capacity as executive director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, he advised White House officials, Homeland Security and other agencies on issues tied to national security and equity.

Cal Henderson

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Slack, USA

Cal Henderson is an experienced technology leader, having previously built and led the engineering team at Flickr, through its acquisition by Yahoo. He was a pioneer in the use of web APIs, and created the basis for oAuth and oEmbed, now used by YouTube, Twitter, and many others.

Gaurav Mehta

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dharma Life, India

Gaurav Mehta is the Founder and CEO of Dharma Life. He has worked with Pratham since 2004 as a founder of the German Fundraising Chapter and on strategic initiatives with the CEO and Founder. Gaurav spent three years in the private equity space at General Atlantic, a large growth capital investment firm (until 2008). He focused his efforts on opportunities in the consumer and media, and healthcare sectors across Europe. He also initiated and led General Atlantic’s clean energy efforts in Europe. Prior to General Atlantic, he has worked at Morgan Stanley in London in the investment banking division, where he specialized in European capital products and healthcare investment banking. Significant transactions included landmark deals for KfW, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Postbank, Siemens and BMW. Gaurav graduated with a BA Hons degree in International Business Studies and French from the European Business School, London. He also has an MBA from London Business School.

Richard Walker

Managing Director, Iceland Foods, United Kingdom

Richard Walker is the managing director of Iceland, the United Kingdom grocer specializing in frozen foods. Iceland was founded in 1970 by Walker's father, Sir Malcolm Walker. Walker took over as managing director in August of 2018 and has led the retailer's concerted charge against the use of plastics and palm oil in the grocery sector. Previously, Walker was managing director of Iceland Food’s sister brand the Food Warehouse and Iceland’s director for sustainability. Iceland has been at the forefront of driving sustainability initiatives in the retail industry, which includes the frozen food chain’s commitment to eliminating plastic packaging for all own-brand products within five years and, most recently, a pledge to remove palm oil from the ingredients in all its products by the end of 2018.