WEF YGL list

This list contains World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow (a one-year program that ran from 1993 to 2003) and Young Global Leaders (a five-year program started 2004/2005 and still running). Read more about World Economic Forum and Young Global Leaders here.

At the Forum for Young Global Leaders (source: WEF YGL brochure 2011)

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The list (last updated 16 July 2022) has been compiled in a collaborative effort between our foundation Stiftelsen Pharos and the Malone Institute February–April 2022. It will soon be given its own searchable website by the Malone Institute.

Sources: To create the list we have primarily used World Economic Forum’s own published lists and search engines (some via Wayback Machine).

Note: Some participants appear to have been removed from the WEF website, or were never listed, but have been named by Klaus Schwab himself. We have done much manual research in order to identify and verify those GLT and YGL who have very little info given in WEF lists. We have tried to find missing info and also added additional info of interest.

Extra columns have been added for Sex, Political position, Past position, University, Health connection, Notes, plus Link to profile (primarily at WEF, or else Wikipedia, LinkedIn, company pages, or articles).

Names: Some spellings have been corrected and some names updated. Note: In many Asian countries it is customary to put the family name first (there are exceptions, especially when working with or in the West). We have tried to identify family name and put it in the correct column but may not have gotten all of them right.

Positions and Organisations are in many cases updated to the most recent we could find, but not always. Occasionally links to organisations have been added.

Sector (“stakeholder”) designations chosen by WEF have changed over the years, so we have used the most descriptive and also added our own – especially in the Business sector for more detailed information.

Region designations used by WEF have also changed over the years, so we have used simpler geographical regions.

The list is open to corrections and additions, should anyone spot an error or have more information (contact us).


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