UK citizens among WEF’s “Young Global Leaders”

By Sangeeta Waldron —

“The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s famous for its annual summit in Davos attended by luminaries in multiple industries. But It is also known for selecting and bringing together a yearly community of over 800 Young Global Leaders (YGL)—enterprising and socially-minded men and women, all under the age of 40…”

“The six British YGLs  are a mix of known names and rising stars, among them celebrated former England and Manchester United football player, Rio Ferdinand, founder of the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and Presenter BT Group Plc. Ferdinand was selected in acknowledgement of his work in tackling youth unemployment by building skills, cooperation and opportunities for disadvantaged communities. Other names include Dan Berelowitz, CEO and founder of Spring Impact, an entrepreneur whose not-for-profit is pioneering ‘social franchising’—helping high potential social ventures replicate their social impact to scale…”


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