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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.

Jacob Hsu

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyte, USA

Graduate, Wharton School of Business. Currently CEO of Catalyte, a workforce transformation and upskilling technology company in the United States : Former CEO of Symbio, a global IT services company. Former: CEO, Epitome Software, an IT services company focused on financial services. Investment Banker focused on mergers and acquisitions, Fox-Pitt, Kelton; Chief Executive Officer, Trilogica Technologies, a data aggregation software company. Named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world's Top 12 Young Global Leaders of Tomorrow (2008).

Jukay Hsu

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit, USA

Jukay Hsu is the co-founder & CEO of Pursuit, whose mission is to create transformation where it’s needed most. Pursuit’s programs increase participant incomes from $18,000 to $85,000 by equipping them with software engineering skills and enabling them to get jobs and create leaders reflective of the diversity in our society. Jukay graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics and then served as a U.S. Army officer where he commanded a rifle platoon in Iraq and earned the Bronze Star Medal. Jukay served as the youngest member of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Transition Team and Jobs Task Force. He currently serves as a Director of the New York City Water Board, the Vice-Chair of Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City Foundation.

Mei Mei Hu

Chief Executive Officer, Vaxxinity, USA

Mei Mei is the CEO of Vaxxinity and a member of the executive committee of United Biomedical, Inc. She oversaw the launch of one of the first endobody vaccines in the world and the successful spin-out of three companies. Mei Mei was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she advised pharmaceutical companies on strategic, operational and organizational issues. Prior to that, Mei Mei was in the Securities group at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Mei Mei is also co-founder of an investment and advisory group with active investments in real estate, energy and life sciences. She was named to Time 100 Next list, Fortune 40 under 40, and Young Global Leaders of World Economic Forum. She holds a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Huang Dinglong

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Malong Technologies, People's Republic of China

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.

Rodrigo Hübner Mendes

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Instituto Rodrigo Mendes, Brazil

Rodrigo Hübner Mendes is the Founder and the CEO of the Rodrigo Mendes Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to guarantee that every child with disability has access to quality education. The institute develops research and teacher training programs in several countries aiming to transform the public education systems into environments that respect and value human diversity. Hübner Mendes began his career in 1998 as a business consultant at Accenture. In 2004, he decided to dedicate his efforts for the social sector, assuming the management of the Rodrigo Mendes Institute. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Human Diversity Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Hübner Mendes is a Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum) and a fellow of Ashoka. He has received numerous awards and serves on the board of several Brazilian organizations. Since 2015, Rodrigo has been working as a consultant for UNESCO and for The Government of Angola.

Lydie Hudson

Chief Executive Officer, Research and Investment Solutions (SRI), Credit Suisse, USA

Lydie Hudson is the CEO of Sustainability, Research and Investment Solutions and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group. In her role, Ms. Hudson oversees the bank’s development of innovative research, advisory, and investment solutions for wealth management, corporate and institutional clients. Furthermore she is responsible for the firm’s sustainability strategy – including driving the product and advisory offering. Ms. Hudson also co-leads Credit Suisse’s employee culture strategy.Previously, Ms. Hudson was the Group Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer. In this role, she oversaw Credit Suisse's compliance and regulatory environment, the bank’s policies and controls while serving as an executive on the firm’s Audit Committee and Financial Crime and Conduct Committee. Prior to that, Ms. Hudson was the Chief Operating Officer for the Global Markets division and a member of the Global Markets Management Committee. In this role she oversaw strategy, technology, and operations for the division. In addition, she worked in various management and strategy roles across the Equities, Fixed Income, and Asset Management departments. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2008, Ms. Hudson worked at Lehman Brothers and The Boston Consulting Group.Ms. Hudson was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017 where she is serving a 5 year term. In addition, she currently sits on the board of Good Shepherd Services, a large non-profit in New York.Ms. Hudson holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School where she was honored for her exceptional contribution to the HBS community. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College where she graduated cum laude and with honors.An American, Ms. Hudson is married with two sons and lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Gordon Hughes

Founder and Managing Director, Rhythmscape Publishing, Australia

Graduate, Queensland Conservatorium; first Australian to receive a Licentiate degree in Percussion Performance, Trinity College, London; MBA (Distinction) GBS, specializing in Sustainable Enterprise. Active performer, conductor and lecturer. Founder and Managing Director, Rhythmscape Publishing, the leading percussion publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. Young Australian of the Year nominee; youngest associate composer elected to the Australian Music Centre.

Rory Hunter

Chief Executive Officer, SoHo Partners, Australia

Entrepreneur. Chief Executive Officer, SoHo Partners. Founder, Song Saa Collective. Pioneers of sustainable development in South-East Asia. 2013, founded the Song Saa Foundation, an independent NGO dedicated to preserving Koh Rong’s underwater sanctuaries, providing alternative means of livelihood for its residents and bringing much-needed healthcare and education to the region. Speaker at international conferences, including the G20 Summit in Brisbane in 2014. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organisation. Former advertising executive and worked for multinational firms including Saatchi and Saatchi. Graduate, Harvard Business School; studied sustainability and resilience, Stanford University; BEcon, Sydney University. Completed the Coast to Coast in 2015, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, set in New Zealand, in 17 hours; offshore sailor, downhill skier and long-distance runner.

Chad Hurley

Founder, AVOS, USA

Chad Hurley is the Founder, AVOS Systems, USA. Formerly, he was the Chief Executive Officer of YouTube, the world's largest video sharing website. Co-founded in 2005 with Steve Chen, its strategy is to keep the process of watching and sharing video effortless. Hurley's responsibilities include oversight of business development, marketing and operations. He created the clean, simple interface that lets the community interact and share videos. YouTube serves hundreds of millions of videos daily and created a new market for discovering, sharing and distributing videos around the globe. YouTube was awarded Best Invention of the Year by Time, and the first website named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. Hurley and Chen have received many honours, including 2007 Webby Person of the Year, Time's Most Influential People of 2007, Business 2.0's 50 Most Influential People, GQ's Men of the Year and Fortune's Most Powerful People in Business. Earlier, Hurley was the first user-interface designer at PayPal, with a fundamental role in early development of the service. Following its acquisition by eBay, Hurley consulted for several technology companies. He has a BA in Fine Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Forsan Hussein

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Zaitoun Ventures, Israel

Forsan Hussein is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Zaitoun Ventures--a values-driven startup factory with a diversified portfolio of technology companies in USA, Shanghai, Israel and Palestine. Forsan previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jerusalem International Y and the Three Arches Company. After business school, he worked as an investment consultant for Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles. As a business and social entrepreneur, Forsan has created several international organizations and initiatives that promote Middle East peace and foster regional cooperation. Forsan is a Kauffman Fellow (class 19), a Member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute, and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Forsan holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Rebeca Hwang Eun Young

General Partner, Kalei Ventures, USA

Prior to co-founding Rivet Ventures, co-founded YouNoodle, Cleantech Open, and Startup Malaysia. Educated at MIT and Stanford and has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and as one of the top 35 under 35 Global Innovators by MIT Tech Review. Serves on the Global Board of Kauffman's GEW and lectures on technology entrepreneurship at Stanford University. Has worked closely with several countries on their national start-up programmes, including Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Iceland, Chile and Mexico. Member of the Board of Advisers of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council. Recently listed by Forbes as one of their 20 inspiring young women founders to follow on Twitter; frequent speaker at global conferences on entrepreneurship.

Roberto Ibarra

Chief Technology Officer, Expediente Azul, Mexico

Tech. passionate and entrepreneur. Interviewer of successful entrepreneurs for podcast. Sold two previous companies. Two apps nominated world's best. IPADE MBA.

Currently working on Expediente Azul, a platform to simplify how businesses and people send documents to financial institutions for a loan, lease or mortgages with customers in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.