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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.

Lucy d'Arville

Partner, Bain International Inc., Australia

A rising leader in Australian business focused on transforming health care, d'Arville's work with large payer and provider organisations has had a significant impact in creating more customer-centric and efficient operations. She is also passionate about having an impact in the social sector. This includes leading Bain Australia's social impact practice, supporting OzHarvest in their efforts to reduce food waste and co-leading Bain's collaboration with Social Ventures Australia and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute on Restacking the Odds to tackle intergenerational disadvantage.

Patricia Ellen da Silva

Secretary of Economic Development, Government of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Currently Secretary of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Labour of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2016 in recognition of achievements on digital innovation, education and economic development in government. Lectures on Leadership and Digital Innovation at the Master of Public Management Program of the Center for Public Leadership (CLP). MPA, Harvard Kennedy School; MBA, INSEAD. Chief Executive Officer of Optum Brazil until 2018; previously Partner at McKinsey & Company for nearly 18 years. Focused on public sector challenges, led projects in education, health, economic development, with special focus on digital government innovation. Co-Founder of Movimento Agora!, which seeks to modernize public policy provision and management by promoting social engagement, to build a more humane and sustainable country.

Vera Daves de Sousa

Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Angola, Angola

Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves de Sousa, was born in Luanda and has a degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Angola (UCAN). She is the first woman rising to the post of Minister of Finance in Angola. Before her appointment she was Secretary of State for Finance and Treasury. Her curriculum includes the Course on Banking Techniques and Practices by the Institute for Banking Training and Derivatives and Bond Markets Course in ICAP (Portugal). She started the career at Sonangol ESSA. After she worked at Banco Privado Atlântico as Head of Research and Products Office. From 2014 to 2016 she has the position of Executive Director of the Capital Market Commission (CMC) where became from September 2016 to October 2017 the Chairman of the Capital Market Commission. She was engaged in teaching Financial Markets at the Executive MBA promoted by the Catholic Business School Alliance and teacher of Public Finance and Economic Integration at Catholic University of Angola (UCAN) - Faculty of Economics. Vera Daves de Sousa also played the role of Economic commentator in various media. She was the co-author of a book on Public Finance. Her hobbies are dance, yoga and reading.

Martyn Davies

Managing Director, Emerging Markets and Africa, Deloitte & Touche, South Africa

Dr Martyn Davies is the Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte and is the Dean of Deloitte’s Alchemy School of Management. Over his career, he has been a trusted advisor to executives at a large array of multinational firms on their market entry & engagement strategies in emerging markets and Africa. He has also conducted a large amount of advisory work on behalf of the public sector having advised a number of governments in numerous regions.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Martyn founded Frontier Advisory, a strategy and corporate finance advisory firm that was subsequently acquired by Deloitte. Dr Davies has previously been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its prestigious Annual Analysts of the Year awards.

He is a Global Fellow at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth – a group comprising leading international economists which works on subjects relating to macro-economy and inclusive growth.

Martyn was selected in 2010 as a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise distinguished young leaders. He is also a member of the global Young President’s Organisation (YPO).

He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain and is a Non-Executive Director of the NEPAD Business Foundation.

Martyn has been educated at Wits University, Yonsei (Seoul) Harvard, Yale and Oxford Universities.

Geoff Davis

Chief Executive Officer, Cicero Impact Capital, USA

Geoff Davis is business entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Sorenson Impact, an action lab at the David Eccles Business School at the University of Utah. Previously he was Co-Founder of Unitus Equity Fund, the first privately funded microfinance venture equity fund and a former Chief Executive Officer of Unitus Capital. Davis has been involved in 11 start-ups, including dot-coms, microfinance institutions and commodity trading. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of White Hat Ventures. Davis has a Master's degree in Public Policy and Development Economics from Harvard University. He is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a Stanford University Entrepreneurial Thought Leader.

Eric Dayton

Co-Founder & CEO, Askov Finlayson, USA

An apparel, hospitality, and real estate entrepreneur, Eric Dayton started a movement to reimagine the identity of America's north as one of adventure, creativity and the embrace of cold winters. His company is on a mission to keep the north cold by donating 110% of its own carbon impact to organizations leading the fight against climate change. Prior to founding Askov Finlayson, he was a member of Arctic Transect 2004, a six-month, 2,000 mile dogsled expedition focused on climate research and education.

Alberto de Belaunde

Congressman, Congress of Peru, Peru

Alberto is a congressman of the Republic of Peru, elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020 with the second highest vote in the country. He currently chairs the Congressional Climate Change Commission. Alberto is a lawyer, with a master's degree in territorial planning and environmental management. He also works as a university professor. He has published two books related to his parliamentary work.

Daniel de Boer

Chief Executive Officer, ProQR Therapeutics N.V., Netherlands

Daniel de Boer is a passionate entrepreneur with a drive to make a meaningful impact on society. Initially, he was focused on building IT companies; however, when his newborn son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disease with a limited life expectancy, it put everything in his life into perspective. de Boer decided to turn his focus towards finding a treatment for his son and other patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. He founded ProQR Therapeutics, which currently has 150 employees across Europe and the United States. Inspired by his work for cystic fibrosis patients and with a goal to impact many more lives, de Boer decided to broaden the scope of ProQR to include developing drugs for several other severe, rare diseases for which no treatments are available.

H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme

Climate Envoy, Netherlands Government, Netherlands

Jaime is the Climate Envoy of the Netherlands. He has an extensive diplomatic career in forging partnerships for innovative solutions to complex global challenges. He was the Senior Advisor on Private Sector Partnerships to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), where he worked on the energy transition in refugee settlements. As the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican), he partnered on peace, climate action and forced migration. As Special Envoy for Natural Resources, he initiated the Responsible Mining Index and set up conflict-free supply chains of metals and minerals in the DRC with the private sector and civil society. He was a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition, worked in the field as Political Advisor to the Dutch Commander of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan and helped set up the Netherlands Embassy in Iraq. He has held various other functions in MENA, Africa and Latin America. Born in the Netherlands in 1972, he holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Brown University. He is married and has two young daughters. Concurrently he is a Member of the Board of the Green Climate Fund and the Forum of Young Global Leaders (WEF).

Alexander de Carvalho

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Public Group International Limited, United Kingdom

Alexander is the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of PUBLIC, a venture firm he set up to help solve some the biggest technology problems across the public sector. PUBLIC is one of the biggest investors in GovTech companies in Europe across important sectors including Health, Social Care, Security, Policing and Welfare. Alexander is also the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of The GovTech Summit. Prior to founding PUBLIC, Alexander worked for almost 10 years in private equity before spending several years building and supporting a number startups in the UK. Alexander has been a non-executive member of the board of Heineken Holding NV since 2013 and is involved in a number of philanthropic activities.

Anne-Laure de Chammard

Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Solutions International, ENGIE Group, France

Anne-Laure de Chammard is Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for ENGIE Group. With 170,000 employees and a €61 billion turnover, ENGIE is a leading world group that provides low-carbon energy and services to tackle the climate emergency. Anne-Laure started her career in the USA in 2008, as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She then joined the French Ministry of Sustainable Development and Energy in 2010, where she was leading major infrastructure public-private partnership projects. She joined the Bureau Veritas Group in 2014 as General Manager for the French East Region, before being appointed President and CEO of Bureau Veritas Construction in 2016. She joined ENGIE in 2019 to head the group’s strategy in its zero-carbon transition. Member of the “Corps des Ponts”, Anne-Laure graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Anne-Laure sits at several supervisory boards. She is also passionate about opera singing, has made recordings and given several concerts. De Chammard graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts and holds a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. De Chammard also sits on several Supervisory Boards. She is passionate about opera singing – she has made recordings and given several concerts.

Alexander De Croo

Prime Minister of Belgium, Office of the Prime Minister of Belgium, Belgium

2020–present: Prime Minister of Belgium; 2019 - 2020: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, in charge of the Fight against Tax Fraud, and Minister of Development Cooperation; 2014 - 2019: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services; 2012 - 2014: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions; 2009 - 2012: Party Chairman and Senator; 1999 - 2009: MBA, business consultant and entrepreneur. Alexander De Croo is part of the 2015 intake of World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.