Sunday, March 11, 2012

On being honored by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Young Global Leader

This week I was humbled to be honored by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Young Global Leader. The honor, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Past YGLs include Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook; Larry Page, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Google; and David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Drawn from a pool of several thousand candidates, the 2012 YGLs were chosen by a selection committee, chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and they comprise respected international leaders from business, government and media. For 2012, the Forum has selected 192 YGLs from 59 countries and all sectors of society (including business, civil society, social entrepreneurs, politics and government, arts and culture, and opinion and media).

Those from North America include, among others, John Legend, Musician and Founder of Show Me Campaign; Cesar Conde, President, Univision Networks; Scott Harrison, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, charity: water; and Pardis Sabeti, Assistant Professor, Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology.

I am truly humbled to be recognized by a global organization that brings together young innovative minds who are actively working to solve various world issues and I am excited about collaborating with the other YGLs in the coming months to shape a better future for our world.

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