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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.

Nina Tandon

President and Chief Executive Officer, EpiBone, USA

Master’s in Bioelectrical Engineering, MIT; PhD/MBA, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University. Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, EpiBone, a company using stem cells and digital fabrication to engineer patient-specific skeletal implants. McKinsey Alum, Fulbright Scholar. Co-author, Super Cells, a book exploring how biology is powering the 4th industrial revolution. Interests: yoga, meditation, surfing, drinking wine and eating cheese, cats.

Donald Tang

Managing Partner, Celadon Partners, Hong Kong SAR, China

Donald Tang is managing partner of Celadon Partners. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of D. E. Shaw & Co. (Asia Pacific) Limited, in which capacity he oversaw the operations of the D. E. Shaw group’s main investment office in Asia. He started his career at Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C. Donald graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor of science degrees in computer science and business administration, and a minor in computational finance.

Stacey Tank

Chief Corporate Affairs and Transformation Officer, Heineken International B.V., Netherlands

In addition to being the first woman and youngest executive to hold her position, Stacey Tank serves five non-profit boards, including those focused on environmental impact and the arts.

William Tanuwijaya

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tokopedia, Indonesia

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Tokopedia, an Indonesian technology company with a leading marketplace. Launched in 2009, Tokopedia has a mission to democratize commerce through technology. The company's vision is to build an ecosystem where anyone can start and discover anything. Today, Tokopedia empowers millions of merchants and users across its marketplace, logistics, payments and financial technology businesses. In 2019, Tokopedia contribute to more than 1% of Indonesia economy. Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum.

Tan Yinglan

Chief Executive Officer and Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore

CEO and Founding Managing Partner of Insignia Ventures Partners. Adjunct Associate Prof., National University of Singapore. Eisenhower Fellow (2018), Board Member, Hwa Chong International; Panel Member, Pro-Enterprise Panel, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore). Author: The Way of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists On Your Board (2009); Chinnovation - How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World (2010).

Lucian Tarnowski

Founding Curator, Civana, USA

Lucian is Founding Ambassador of Civana, a platform cooperative dedicated to optimizing the flow of resources necessary to ensure a thriving global civilization for all. Civana focuses on creating products and programs for movements, communities, and multi-stakeholder initiatives looking to maximize their impact on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Civana's first product is a digital collaboration ecosystem designed for impact communities working on the SDGs.
A decade of experience in designing and powering online communities that connect diverse stakeholders around a shared purpose. Communities support virtual and distributed teams to scale and achieve their collaboration, knowledge sharing and problem-solving goals. For 10 years he worked on BraveNew which enables Fortune 1000 clients such as GE, and Lockheed Martin and collaboratives such as Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Geinsinger Health to cooperate and collaborate around a shared purpose.
Runs Take Heart India, a 50-year-old no overheads charity started by his father that provides blind and handicapped people in India with the vocational employment skills. Speaker on the convergence of talent and technology and its impact on the future of the global workforce and education. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Interests: using technology to disrupt how we learn at scale and the return to community.

Rodrigo Tavares

Founder and President, Granito Group, United Kingdom

Founder and President of the Granito Group, an investment banking and consulting company for the sustainable economy. He holds over 15 years of experience in government and international organizations working with foreign affairs and economic cooperation. From 2011 to 2014 served as Head of the São Paulo State Government's Office of Foreign Affairs. His academic path includes the universities of Harvard (Senior Research Fellow), Columbia (Research Fellow on a postdoc grant), Gothenburg (Ph.D.) and California, Berkeley (Visiting Research Fellow). Author of 4 books, including "Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players" (Oxford University Press). He was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (2017), and StartUp Portugal Ambassador (2018).

Dylan E. Taylor

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Voyager Space Holdings, USA

Dylan Taylor was selected as a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 2014. Dylan has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA with Honours in Engineering.

Teh Hua Fung

Group President, ONE Championship, Singapore

Hua Fung Teh is the Group President of ONE Championship. Together with Chairman/CEO Chatri Sityodtong, Teh leads the company's management team with a focus on group strategy, international expansion, global strategic partnerships and capital markets. He also served for a year as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to ONE, Teh was a Principal at global private equity firm TPG Capital (TPG). As a senior member of the Southeast Asia investment team, he was responsible for the origination, execution and portfolio management of growth and late-stage investment deals in Southeast Asia. He also served on TPG’s China and US teams prior. Before TPG, Teh was an aviator with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and held leadership positions both at the RSAF and at Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, where he served as the ministry’s Formula One (F1) Project Team Leader. In this role he helped secure the F1 Grand Prix hosting rights for Singapore and coordinated efforts between government agencies and private sector parties to execute the first night race in F1 history in 2008.

Teh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MEng and BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a member of the men’s varsity basketball team. A Taekwondo black-belt holder, he also sits on the Global Steering Committee of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and is a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.

Rodrigo Teijeiro

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RecargaPay, USA

Studied economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina; studied business, University of Southern California. Founder and CEO, RecargaPay, the leading mobile payments/wallet company in Brazil with more than 1 million monthly customers. Former Founder: Fnbox, a company builder that created Tarjetastelefonicas.com; Cuponica (sold to clickon); Sonico.com, which became the largest regional social network in Latin America with over 55 million users; sold to Match/IAC in 2014. . Active in several NGOs. Founding President, EO Argentina. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Part of the Group of 2.0 Leaders, 2009 and 2010, World Economic Forum in Davos. Named Top Innovator Under 35, MIT Technology Review. Winner, Business Junior Achievement Contest, G50.

Kanika Tekriwal

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, JetSetGo Aviation Services Pvt Ltd, India

Founder, JetSetGo, India's largest personal air mobility business. JetSetGo is a customer-centric venture aimed at revolutionizing the personal air mobility space in the region. It was conceptualised to bring efficiency and transparency into an otherwise opaque industry systematically having helped aircraft owners, governments and corporations change the way they travel. JetSetGo now has ventured into SkyShuttle. The SkyShuttle vision is to create a transportation platform for inter- and intra-city air connectivity, on-ground infrastructure mapping and development to enable Urban Air Mobility, enabling multimodal point-to-point last-mile connectivity and supporting the regulatory transition as well as development of a more autonomous air traffic management ecosystem. Named to BBC's 100 most inspiring women in the world list, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia. Recipient, Women Transforming India award 2017 by the United Nations and Government of India, National Entrepreneurship Award by the Government of India. Passionate about empowering and enabling women and works closely with various organizations supporting women from various walks of life.

Natznet Tesfay

Executive Director, Africa, IHS Markit, United Kingdom

Ms. Natznet Tesfay is Executive Director of Africa Economics and Country Risk at IHS Markit. Her areas of specialization include counter-party risks and stakeholder mapping; political developments affecting the power and offshore energy sectors in West Africa, particularly Nigeria; and commercial developments, especially in mining, energy, and infrastructure in East Africa. Ms. Tesfay leads the development of the Africa risk indicator and horizon scanning infrastructure, drawing on a range of methodologies such as geospatial analysis and scenario modelling techniques. Natznet contributes directly to business growth, shaping IHS’s SSA business development strategies, advising C-level executives on market entry and risk management, and African governments on leveraging their natural resource potential for economic growth. She regularly speaks in major media outlets, and at high-level conferences. Previously, she had advised on the development of free trade zones, foreign policy and the mining sector in the Horn of Africa. Ms. Tesfay’s degrees include a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MSc in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics.