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The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of innovators from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Search current members and alumni by year awarded, sector or region.

Lynn Loo

Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), Singapore

I am the inaugural CEO of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation. Founded in August 2021, GCMD is a non-profit organisation whose singular mission is to help international shipping eliminate its GHG emissions by (a) shaping the standards for future fuels; (b) piloting low-carbon solutions at or near commercial operations conditions; (c) co-finance first-of-a-kind projects; (d) foster collaboration across sectors. I am also the Theodora D. ’78 & William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering at Princeton University where I lead a team of researchers to develop emerging solar cell technologies based on hybrid and inorganic perovskites. And I co-founded Andluca Technologies, a startup that is developing wireless smart glass to reduce energy use and increase occupant comfort in built environments.

Christina K. Lopes

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The One Health Company, USA

CEO of The One Health Company, Studies, University of Massachusetts; studies, Princeton University; Master's in International Affairs, Columbia University. Formerly: Lecturer, Columbia University; Founder, Young Orpheus; Performer, Boston Ballet; with, Cambridge Energy Research Associates; with, Credit Suisse. Member of the Advisory Board, International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Brie Loskota

Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame, USA

Executive Director, The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Chicago. research explores how religions change and make change in the world. Working to enhance religious pluralism and community resilience. Advises foundations and government agencies on effective strategies for effective partnership and engagement. Co-Founder of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute; former Implementing Partner, United State Institute of Peace’s Generation Change program, training emerging leaders committed to peace-building from the Middle East, Africa and South America. Member, Pacific Council on International Policy, Religion and Foreign Policy Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Relations. Past fellowships include Aspen Institute, German Marshall Memorial Foundation, USC Homegrown Violent Extremism Working Group. Member of the board of several non-profit organizations and government bodies working at the intersections of religion and public life.

Adam Lou

Chief Executive Officer, Lollipop Technology (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd, People's Republic of China

Adam Lou is the founder and CEO of Lollitech. Launched in 2015 with the mission improve women’s health worldwide, Lollitech has become one of China’s fastest-growing healthcare Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) companies. The company has seen rapid growth in recent years, with over 20 million women users worldwide, sales over 3 million hardware devices per year. Prior to starting Lollitech, Lou has served in various roles in medical sales and marketing, including at the oncology divisions at Eli Lilly and Merck. He became the Top Sales of his business unit in 2011 and 2012, was named National Top Sales in 2012, and a two-time winner of the company’s CEO Award. He has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Zhejiang University. January 2015, he founded Lollitech and currently serves as the Founder and CEO.

Martin Lousteau

Senator for the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina State, Argentina

Studies in Economics, Universidad de San Andres; MSc in Economics, London School of Economics. Currently, representative (Buenos Aires) to the National Congress. Formerly, Argentine Ambassador to the US; Minister of Economy and Production, Argentina; 2003-04, Adviser to the Governor of the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina; 2005, Minister of Production, Buenos Aires; 2005-07, President, Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires; 2005-07, President, Grupo Bapro.

Haley Lowry

Global Sustainability Director, Dow, USA

Haley is a Global Sustainability Director at Dow with 15 years’ experience creating new circular business models and products that integrate social, environmental and commercial goals across CPG, retail, and plastics sectors. She’s found the intersection of business and impact by using her job for good. As a courageous-leader in sustainability, she has shaped one of the largest company risks into growth opportunity. She frequently speaks about plastic waste issues and solutions at Green Biz, USAID, and SXSW and has been published in Sustainable Brands, WEF and the Guardian. Over the years, Haley has held roles in marketing, competitive intelligence and sales at Dow. During her undergraduate degree, Haley worked for Nike focusing on competitive analysis. Haley holds an MBA from the University of Texas. Most recently, during COVID 19, she catalyzed a movement for financially supporting waste pickers, among the world’s most marginalized, but critical to delivering a circular economy for plastic waste. She is passionate about using business as a force for good to solve social and environmental challenges and has completed Harvard Business School’s Creating Shared Value Leadership Program.

Jeffrey Lu

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Engine Biosciences Pte Ltd, Singapore

Jeff Lu is CEO and Co-Founder of Engine Biosciences, which discovers and develops new precision medicines based on novel biology uncovered by its platform integrating next-generation CRISPR screening, machine learning, and drug discovery chemistry. Engine Bio identifies patient subpopulations defined by specific genetic mutations sensitizing cancers to certain drugs, and the company is advancing its pipeline of oncology therapeutics and biomarkers. Engine Bio is backed by US$80M in funding from blue chip investors across US and Asia.

Jeff is passionate about generating impact from new technology, data, and biotechnology. He serves as a co-founder of NSG Ventures, a biotech venture capital and venture building firm. He has helped build several companies through significant value creation, financings, and exits, including Enleofen (acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim), AAE (acquired by Expedia), PairX Bio, GDMC, and others. Earlier in his career, he led corporate and commercial strategy and data analytics at AirAsia and was a consultant at Bain & Company.

Kevin Lu

Chairman, Asia, Partners Group, Singapore

Dr. Kevin Lu is a Partner and Chairman of Asia at Partners Group, a global private equity firm with $142 billion AUM. He chairs the Impact Committee of PG LIFE, the firm’s $500 million sustainability fund. He is a member of Partners Group's Global Executive Board and heads up the firm's Singapore office with 320 staff. Prior to Partners Group, Kevin held senior management positions at the World Bank Group, including as the Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Kevin is currently an Adjunct Professor at Yale-NUS, a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD and a Senior Fellow at Milken Institute. He serves on the advisory boards of the World Bank's Global Infrastructure Facility and International Finance Corporation's Impact Management Principles, Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel, the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Investing, and the Steering Council of the UN Institutional Investor Partnership for Sustainable Development. He co-authored a book "Investing with Confidence: Understanding Political Risk Management in the 21st Century". He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, and a Future Leader by the Institute of International Finance in 2014. Kevin has published commentaries in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Washington Post, Financial Times, and the Straits Times.

Siwan (Swan) Lu

Group Head, Business Development and Capabilities, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, Switzerland

International experience in leading global organization growth through partnership distribution, internationalization, M&A, digitalization & innovation, workforce transformation, public-private partnership (focuses on social equity). CEO of digital unit and chair of digital subsidiaries. Board, Harvard alumni women network CH, Young global leader from WEF.
Swan worked in Switzerland, Germany, US and China. Fluent in German, Mandarin, Cantonese and care about social equity.

Melvyn Lubega

Founder and Chairman, Baobab Group, South Africa

Melvyn Lubega is an experienced technology entrepreneur and investor who has built businesses that serve customers around the world. He founded the Baobab Group in 2015, which now employs over 1,000 people. As an entrepreneur, most notably Lubega built and scaled Go1, a leading technology platform used by 17,000 organizations and governments in over 60 countries. Go1 became the first South African unicorn (valued at +$2 billion) attracting over $450 million in investment from Salesforce Ventures and M12 (Microsoft Ventures) among other tier-one international investors. Built through his passion for developing people, every 1.2 seconds someone somewhere in the world starts a course on Go1. Prior to Go1, Lubega built, exited and invested in leading fintech companies across Africa. He is a Partner at Breega, one of the fastest-growing early stage venture capital investors in EMEA, with over $600 million in assets under management, investing in disruptive technologies that solve significant economic and social challenges. Lubega is also a referenced thought leader and invited speaker, both abroad and locally, on digital transformation, the future of work, venture capital, disruptive innovation, corporate governance and business strategy. He has been recognized by Forbes and was the first African recipient of The Lindas in 2021, Endeavor Global’s most prestigious accolade. The award is given by a community of 2,300 leaders from many of the fastest-growing companies in the world to the person who embodies the spirit of “dreaming big, scaling up and paying it forward”. In 2023, given his success in building businesses from Africa that scale globally, Lubega was recognized as a leading business person at the 11th All Africa Business Leadership Awards. He is an actuary by training and a Rhodes Scholar. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, receiving a distinction for his research into disruptive technologies in emerging markets.

Nancy Lublin

Investor, Advisor, Primiga, USA

Nancy Lublin is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Crisis Text Line. Formally, Nancy was CEO at DoSomething.org, an organization for teens and social change and started a social venture Dress for Success, helping women transition from welfare to work in more than 125 cities in 15 countries. Nancy is a Member of the Board at McGraw Hill Education, an author of four books, a Young Global Leader and was named one of Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Nancy is a graduate at Brown University and New York University.

Julia Luscombe

Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management, Feeding America, USA

Julia Luscombe is Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management at Feeding America, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in partnership with a nationwide network. She plays a key role in developing strategies to drive measurable results for individuals experiencing food insecurity and implements systems to monitor progress and enhance organizational effectiveness. Luscombe brings a deep commitment to community-led change and global, cross-sector experiences to her work. She has conducted research on community economic development, including as a Fulbright Grantee in Ecuador. Previously she worked as a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte, specializing in customer experience and data/analytics transformation programmes.

She holds a BA/BSc from the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.