List of Young Global Leaders

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This is a list of notable members of the Forum of Young Global Leaders by their year of induction. Each member is asked to join the forum for a five-year period. Members the first year were identified with one of six categories: business, political, intellectual, arts and culture, societal, and opinion.[1]

2019[edit]

Africa[edit]

[2]

  • Kamissa Camara, Minister of Digital Economy and Forecasting, Ministry of Digital Economy, Information and Communication of Mali, Mali
  • Kirsty Coventry, Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Ministry of Sport, Arts and Recreation, Zimbabwe
  • Wanuri Kahiu, Film Director, AFROBUBBLEGUM, Kenya
  • Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana, Botswana
  • Umra Omar, Founder, Safari Doctors, Kenya
  • David Moinina Sengeh, Adviser to the President of Sierra Leone; Chief Innovation Officer, Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
  • Adebola Williams Chief Executive Officer, Red Media Africa, Nigeria

ASEAN[edit]

[3]

  • Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia
  • Geoffrey See, Founder and Chairman, Chex SG Limited, Singapore
  • Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia, Malaysia

Australasia & Oceania[edit]

[4]

  • Clare O'Neil, Member of Parliament for Hotham, Parliament of Australia, Australia

Eurasia[edit]

[5]

  • Anton Alikhanov, Governor of Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Regional Administration, Russian Federation
  • Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, Office of the Prime Minister of Georgia, Georgia

Europe[edit]

[6]

  • Pablo Casado Blanco, Party Leader, Partido Popular, Spain
  • Yalda Hakim, Anchor, BBC News, United Kingdom
  • Tolu Oni, Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Annika Saarikko, Minister of Science and Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Finland

Greater China[edit]

[7]

  • Yin Qi, Chief Executive Officer, Face++, People's Republic of China

Latin America[edit]

[8]

  • Victoria Alonsoperez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chipsafer, Uruguay
  • Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica, Office of the President of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Venezuelan National Assembly, Venezuela

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

[9]

  • Lucy Aharish, Anchor, Reshet 13, Israel
  • Esra'a Al Shafei, Founder and Executive Director, Mideast Youth, Bahrain
  • Taymour Jumblatt, MP and Leader of the Socialist Progressive Party, Parliament of Lebanon, Lebanon
  • Ahd Kamel, Director and Actress, Odd Camel, Saudi Arabia

North America[edit]

[10]

  • Nick Ayers, Managing Partner, Ayers Family Holdings, USA
  • Priyanka Bakaya, Director, Renew Oceans, USA
  • Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, City of South Bend, USA
  • Rohit Chopra, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, USA
  • Daniel Crenshaw, Congressman from Texas (R), 2nd District, United States Congress, USA
  • Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, Canada Government, Canada
  • Fernando Grostein Andrade, Director, Spray Filmes, USA
  • Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor of Washington, Washington State, USA
  • Cal Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Slack, USA
  • Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation, USA
  • Michele Romanow, Co-Founder & President, Clear Finance Technology Inc - Clearbanc, Canada
  • Andrew Scheer, Leader, Conservative Party of Canada, Canada
  • Anjali Sud, Chief Executive Officer, Vimeo, USA
  • John Zimmer, Co-Founder & President, Lyft, USA

South East Asia[edit]

[11]

  • Faisal Khan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peshawar 2.0, Pakistan
  • Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra, Parliament of India, India
  • Wasfia Nazreen, Founder, Osel Foundation, Bangladesh
  • Piyush Tewari, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SaveLife, India

2018[edit]

[12]

South Asia[edit]

  • Nara Lokesh, Minister for Panchayat Raj; India
  • Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, Former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States
  • Piyush Tewari, Founder and Chief Executive Officer SaveLIFE Foundation; India
  • Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament for Lok Sabha from Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra; India
  • Wasfia Nazreen, Founder, Osel Foundation; Bangladesh

East Asia[edit]

  • Deng Adut
  • Hannah Yeoh
  • John Riady
  • Lucy McRae
  • Nadiem Makarim
  • Shoko Takahashi
  • Simon Sheikh
  • Vivy Yusof
  • Wai Wai Nu

Middle East and North Africa[edit]

  • Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak

2017[edit]

[13]

Asia Pacific[edit]

Eurasia[edit]

  • Maxim Oreshkin, Russian Minister for Economic Development

Europe[edit]

  • Rebeca Minguela, founder and CEO, Clarity
  • Rio Ferdinand, English former professional footballer
  • Rodrigo Tavares, founder and president, Granito Group

Greater China[edit]

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

  • Ciro Guerra, Colombian film director

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

  • Faten Kallel, Secretary of State, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Tunisia

North America[edit]

  • Aja Brown, mayor of Compton, United States
  • Terry Beech, Canadian politician

South Asia[edit]

  • Hindol Sengupta, journalist and editor-at-large at Fortune India

Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

  • Naisula Lesuuda, Kenyan politician
  • Marie Lora-Mungai, media entrepreneur

2016[edit]

[14]

Asia Pacific[edit]

  • Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator of South Australia, Government of South Australia; Australia
  • Thaung Su Nyein, managing director / CEO, Information Matrix Co., Ltd.; Myanmar

Eurasia[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Centre; Great Britain
  • Amal Clooney, barrister; Great Britain
  • Demet Mutlu, founder and CEO of Trendyol group; Turkey
  • Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the economy, industry and digital affairs; France
  • Hadia Tajik, Member of the Storting; Norway

Greater China[edit]

  • Yao Chen, actress; China

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

  • Pia Mancini, chairwoman, The Democracy Earth Foundation; Argentina
  • Simón Gaviria Muñoz, director, National Planning Department of Colombia
  • Stéphanie Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism; Haiti

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

North America[edit]

  • Michelle Rempel, Member of Parliament; Canada
  • Melanie Joly, Minister of Heritage; Canada
  • Cheryl Perera, founder and executive director of OneChild Network; Canada
  • Ashton Kutcher, co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children; US
  • David A. Bray, chief information officer, Federal Communications Commission; US
  • Monica Yunus, co-founder and co-director of Sing for Hope; US
  • Aria Finger, chief executive officer of DoSomething.org; US
  • Seth Moulton, Congressman from Massachusetts; US

South Asia[edit]

Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

2015[edit]

[15]

East Asia[edit]

  • Hugh Evans, chief executive officer, Global Poverty Project; Australia
  • Morgan Marquis-Boire, director of Security, First Look Media; New Zealand
  • Victoria Ransom, director of Product Wildfire, Google Inc.; New Zealand
  • Lee Jun-seok, chair, Innovation Committee, Saenuri Party; South Korea
  • Thum Ping Tjin, senior research fellow, University of Oxford; Singapore

Europe[edit]

  • Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation; Belgium
  • Franziska Maria Keller, Member, European Parliament; Belgium
  • Tomáš Sedláček, chief macroeconomic strategist, Československá obchodní banka; Czech Republic
  • Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law and Risk Regulation, HEC Paris; France
  • Kakha Kaladze, Minister, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources; Georgia
  • Andris Nelsons, music director, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Latvia
  • Daan Roosegaarde, artist, Studio Roosegaarde; Netherlands
  • Gunhild Stordalen, founder and chair, Stordalen Foundation; Norway
  • Chulpan Khamatova, actress and founder, Give Life; Russia
  • Guillaume Barazzone, head of the Department of Environment and Security, Swiss Parliament; Switzerland
  • Şafak Pavey, Member, Grand National Assembly of Turkey; Turkey
  • Liv Garfield, chief executive officer, Severn Trent plc; UK
  • Ruzwana Bashir, founder and chief executive officer, Peek.com; UK
  • Tristram Stuart, founder, Feedback; UK

Greater China[edit]

  • Hugo Barra, vice president, Xiaomi; China
  • James Chau, news anchor, China Central Television; China
  • Li Na, tennis player; China
  • Philip Tinari, director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art; China

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

  • Ronaldo Lemos, lawyer, director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio); Brazil
  • Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata, founder and president, Manos Visibles; Colombia
  • Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, Government of Quito; Ecuador
  • Aurelio Nuño Mayer, chief of staff, Office of the president of Mexico; Mexico

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

  • Khaled Al Sabawi, founder and president, TABO Palestine; Palestinian Territories
  • Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, chief executive officer, Alfa International; Saudi Arabia

North America[edit]

  • Brian Gallant, leader of the Liberal Party, Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick; Canada
  • Adam Grant, professor, management and psychology, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; US
  • Alyssa Mastromonaco, contributing editor, Marie Claire; US
  • Andrew Ng, co-founder and chairman, Coursera; US
  • Elise Stefanik, Congresswoman from New York (R), 21st District, United States House of Representatives; US
  • Elizabeth Holmes, founder and chief executive officer, Theranos; US
  • George P. Bush, commissioner, Texas General Land Office; US
  • G. Willow Wilson, comics writer; US
  • Ivanka Trump, vice president, Development and Acquisitions, The Trump Organization; US
  • Julie Smolyansky, chief executive officer, president and director, Lifeway Foods; US
  • Lauren Bush Lauren, founder and chief executive officer, FEED Projects; US
  • Logan Green, co-founder and chief executive officer, Lyft; US
  • Lyndon Rive, founder and chief executive officer, SolarCity; US
  • Matt Mullenweg, founder, WordPress; US
  • Megan Ellison, founder, Annapurna Pictures; US
  • Michelle Dipp, co-founder and chief executive officer, OvaScience Inc.; US
  • Thomas W. Farley, president, New York Stock Exchange; US
  • Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas (R), United States Senate; US
  • Tracy Britt Cool, chief executive officer, Pampered Chef; US
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman from Hawaii (D), 2nd District, United States House of Representatives; US
  • Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; US

South Asia[edit]

  • Roya Mahboob, chief executive officer, Afghan Citadel Software Company, Afghanistan
  • Ameera Shah, managing director and chief executive officer, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.; India
  • Ashish Goyal, portfolio manager, BlueCrest Capital Management; India
  • Gaurav Gogoi, member, Parliament of India; India
  • Krithi Karanth, executive director, Centre for Wildlife Studies; India
  • Smriti Zubin Irani, minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development; India
  • Gagan Thapa, Member of Parliament, Legislature Parliament of Nepal; Nepal
  • Shamoon Sultan, chief executive officer, Khaadi; Pakistan

Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

2014[edit]

[16]

East Asia[edit]

  • Dorjee Sun, chief executive officer, Carbon Conservation; Australia
  • Ricky Wong, founder and chief executive officer, Asia Media; Malaysia
  • Jacinda Ardern, Member of Parliament, New Zealand Labour Party; New Zealand
  • Deng Fei, director, Journalist Department, Phoenix Weekly; China
  • Liu Qiangdong, chairman and chief executive officer, JD.com; China
  • Ma Yansong, founder and principal architect, MAD architects; China
  • Andrea Pasinetti, founder and chief executive officer, Teach For China; China

Europe[edit]

  • Marietje Schaake, member, European Parliament; Belgium
  • René Redzepi, founder and chef, Noma; Denmark
  • Philipp Missfelder, Member of the German Parliament and Federal Chairman of the Youth Party CDU; Germany
  • Natalia Vodianova, founder and president, Naked Heart Foundation; Russia
  • Karl-Johan Persson, president and chief executive officer, Hennes & Mauritz AB; Sweden
  • Wladimir Klitschko, world heavyweight champion and owner, Klitschko Management Group GmbH; Ukraine
  • Michael Acton Smith, chief executive officer, Mind Candy; UK
  • Patrick Allen, head of news, Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC; UK
  • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, professor of neuroscience, University College London; UK
  • Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir, director, Edmond de Rothschild, UK
  • Belinda Parmar, chief executive officer and author, Lady Geek; UK
  • Katarzyna Pisarska, founder and director, European Academy of Diplomacy, Poland

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

  • Julia Bacha, filmmaker and creative director, Just Vision; Brazil
  • Monique Péan, founder, The Vanessa Péan Foundation; Haiti
  • Sandro Salsano, founding partner and chief executive officer, Columbus Frontiers Investment Management; Panama

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

  • Fatima Zahra Mansouri, mayor of Marrakech; Morocco
  • Ahmed Mater, contemporary artist and founder, Edge of Arabia; Saudi Arabia
  • Razan Zaitouneh, human rights lawyer, Violation Documentation Center in Syria; Syria
  • Noura Al Kaabi, chief executive officer, Media Zone Authority, twofour54; United Arab Emirates
  • Rania Al-Mashat, Egyptian economist

North America[edit]

  • James Moore, Minister of Industry, Industry Canada; Canada
  • Shahrzad Rafati, founder and chief executive officer, BroadbandTV Corp; Canada
  • Nolan Watson, chairman, CEO and president, Sandstorm Gold Ltd. & Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd.; Canada
  • David Berry, founder and president, Pronutria; US
  • Leah Busque, founder and chief executive officer, TaskRabbit, Inc.; US
  • Jared Cohen, director, Google Ideas, Google; US
  • Amy Cuddy, associate professor, Harvard Business School; US
  • Brooke Ellison, member of the board, Empire State Stem Cell Board; US
  • Limor Fried, owner and head engineer, Adafruit Industries LLC; US
  • Steven Fulop, mayor of Jersey City; US
  • Rayid Ghani, co-founder, Edgeflip; US
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler, Congresswoman from Washington (R), 3rd District, US House of Representatives; US
  • Lynn Jurich, co-founder and co-chief executive officer, Sunrun; US
  • David Karp, founder and chief executive officer, Tumblr; US
  • Jessica Long, managing director, Accenture Development Partnerships; US
  • Jennifer Nichols, global head of legal, Aberdeen Asset Management; US
  • Jonah Peretti, co-founder and chief executive officer, BuzzFeed; US
  • Rajiv Pant, chief technology officer, The New York Times; US
  • Austin Ramirez, president and chief executive officer, HUSCO International; US
  • Julissa Reynoso, US Ambassador, US Embassy; US
  • Daron Roberts, president and founder, 4th and 1, Inc.; US
  • Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to President Barack Obama for Energy and Climate Change, White House; US
  • Nate Morris, co-founder and CEO of Rubicon Global; US

South Asia[edit]

  • Farhan Akhtar, film director, actor, screenwriter, singer, producer and choreographer, Excel Entertainment; India
  • Zin Mar Aung, Burmese activist, Member of Parliament (Pyithu Hluttaw); Myanmar
  • Sachin Bansal, co-founder and chief executive officer, Flipkart.com; India
  • Avani Davda, chief executive officer, Tata Starbucks Ltd.; India
  • Anurag Thakur, president, Bharatiya Janata Party; India
  • Mosharraf Zaidi, founder and campaign director, Alif Ailaan - Time to End Pakistan's Education Emergency; Pakistan
  • Ratheesan Yoganathan, co-founder and group chairman, Lebara Group; Sri Lanka

Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

  • Lerato Mbele, presenter, BBC World Service; South Africa
  • Marlon Parker, founder, Reconstructed Living Labs; South Africa
  • Hanli Prinsloo, filmmaker and ocean adventurer; South Africa
  • Charlize Theron, actress and founder, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project; South Africa
  • Alek Wek, model and member of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, USCRI; Sudan
  • Angellah Kairuki, Deputy Minister, Parliament of Tanzania; Tanzania

West Africa[edit]

  • Bernice Dapaah, Ghana

2013[edit]

[17]

East Asia[edit]

  • Jeremy Howard, president and chief scientist, Kaggle; Australia
  • Daisuke Tsuda, media activist and chief executive officer, Neo-logue inc.; Japan
  • Simon Bridges, Minister of Labour and of Energy and Resources; New Zealand
  • Kelly Zong, president, Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co.; China

Europe[edit]

  • Lian Pin Koh, Swiss National Science Foundation assistant professor, ETH Zurich; Switzerland
  • Dries Buytaert, founder and Project Lead, Drupal; Belgium
  • Ida Auken, Minister of the Environment; Denmark
  • Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Estonia
  • Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of Women's Rights and Government Spokesperson; France
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, writer and film director; Germany
  • Mark Pollock, adventurer, athlete and author, MarkPollock.Com; Ireland
  • Michel Martone, professor at the Law Faculty, University of Teramo; Italy
  • Igor Lukšić, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro; Montenegro
  • Vuk Jeremić, president, United Nations General Assembly, 67th Session; Serbia
  • Srđa Popović, executive director, CANVAS; Serbia
  • Daniel Ek, founder and chief executive officer, Spotify Ltd.; Sweden
  • Pierre Maudet, member of the executive council of the State of Geneva in Charge of Security; Switzerland
  • Matthew Parish, partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP; Switzerland
  • Aymeric Sallin, founder and chief executive officer, NanoDimension; Switzerland
  • Nat Wei, Member of the House of Lords; United Kingdom

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

  • Panmela Castro, artist; Brazil

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

  • Tawakkol Karman, head, Women Journalists Without Chains; Yemen

North America[edit]

  • Shauna Robertson, founder, CrowdRise; Canada
  • Lynsey Addario, freelance photographer; US
  • Chelsea Clinton, board member, Clinton Foundation; US
  • Brian Deese, deputy director, National Economic Council; US
  • Eric Greitens, founder and executive director, The Mission Continues; US
  • Tony Hsieh, chief executive officer, Zappos.com; US
  • Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief, The New Republic; US
  • Leila Janah, founder and chief executive officer, Samasource; US
  • Benjamin Jealous, president and chief executive officer, NAACP; US
  • Jared Polis, Congressman from Colorado (D), 2nd District, United States House of Representatives; US
  • Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; US
  • Clara Shih, founder and chief executive officer, Hearsay Labs; US
  • Nate Silver, founder, FiveThirtyEight.Com; US
  • Angela Sun, chief of staff to the chief executive officer and president, Bloomberg LP; US
  • Anne Wojcicki, co-founder, 23andMe Inc.; US
  • Randi Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer, Zuckerberg Media; US

South Asia[edit]

  • Pranav Mistry, researcher, MIT Media Lab; India
  • Shivinder Mohan Singh, executive vice-chairman, Fortis Healthcare Limited; India
  • Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, documentary filmmaker, SOC Films; Pakistan

Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

  • Dorcas Muthoni, chief executive officer, Openworld Ltd.; Kenya
  • Saran Kaba Jones, founder and executive director, FACE Africa; Liberia
  • Cobhams Asuquo, founder and chief executive officer, CAMP; Nigeria
  • Tara Fela-Durotoye, founder and chief executive officer, House of Tara International; Nigeria
  • Lindiwe Mazibuko, parliamentary leader, Democratic Alliance; South Africa
  • Alex Okosi, senior vice-president and managing director, Viacom International Media Networks; South Africa
  • January Ysuf Makamba, Deputy Minister of Communications, Science and Technology; Tanzania

2012[edit]

[18]

East Asia[edit]

  • Drue Kataoka, artist; Japan
  • Toshihiro Nakamura, co-founder and chief executive officer, Kopernik; Japan
  • Steven Sim Chee Keong, city councillor, Province Wellesley Municipal Council; Malaysia
  • Wang Shuo, managing editor, Caixin Media; China
  • Tan Yinglan, head, National Research Foundation, Projects Division, Office of the Prime Minister; Singapore
  • Phạm Tuân, founder and chief executive officer, TOPICA Education Group; Vietnam

Europe[edit]

  • Soulaima Gourani, chief executive officer, Soulaima Gourani ApS
  • H.R.H. Mary Elizabeth of Denmark, founder, The Mary Foundation; Denmark
  • Nabila Ramdani, freelance journalist; France
  • Vera Kobalia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development; Georgia
  • Daniel Bahr, Federal Ministry of Health of Germany; Germany
  • Niall Dunne, chief sustainability officer, BT Group; Ireland
  • Michał Krupiński, head of global banking and markets unit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Poland
  • Birgitta Ohlsson, Minister for European Union Affairs; Sweden
  • Danny Cohen, controller, BBC One; UK
  • Rajeeb Dey, chief executive officer, Enternships.com; UK
  • Martha Lane Fox, UK Digital Champion appointed by the Governmentof the United Kingdom, Go On UK; UK
  • Robyn Scott, co-founder and chief executive officer, OneLeap; UK

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

  • Carlos Moncayo,[19] chief executive officer, Asiam Business Group; Ecuador
  • Emilio Lozoya Austin, co-founder and executive board member, JF Holding; Mexico
  • Maickel Melamed, speaker and social innovation agent, MMConsulting; Venezuela

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

  • Wael Ghonim,[20] Middle East and North Africa marketing manager, Google; Egypt
  • Eli Beer, founder and president, United Hatzalah of Israel; Israel
  • Slim Amamou, chief executive officer, Alixsys; Tunisia
  • Dalia Mogahed, executive director and senior analyst, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies; United Arab Emirates
  • Jonathan Adiri, founder and chief executive officer, Healthy.io; former chief technology officer to President Shimon Peres

North America[edit]

  • George Stroumboulopoulos, broadcaster, CBC Television; Canada
  • Tim Wu, senior advisor, Federal Trade Commission; Canada
  • Candy Chang, artist and co-founder, Civic Center; US
  • Jane Chen, co-founder and chief executive officer, Embrace; US
  • Cesar Conde, president, Univision Networks; US
  • Joshua DuBois, executive director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; US
  • Scott Harrison, founder, Charity: Water; US
  • Ken Howery, co-founder and partner, Founders Fund; US
  • Josh James, founder and chief executive officer, Domo Inc.; US
  • Salman Khan, founder and executive director, Khan Academy; US
  • John Legend,[20] founder, The Show Me Campaign; US
  • Jonathan Levin, professor of economics, Stanford University; US
  • Greg McKeown, chief executive officer, THIS Inc.; US
  • Aimee Mullins, athlete, actress and design innovator, Mullins Studio; US
  • Pardis Sabeti, assistant professor, Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology; US
  • Rebecca Saxe, professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; US
  • Lara Setrakian, correspondent, ABC News-Bloomberg Television; US
  • Rachel Sterne, chief digital officer, City of New York; US

South Asia[edit]

  • Sendhil Mullainathan, professor of economics, Harvard University; India
  • Sanjiv Rai, founder and chairperson, ARE Technologies; India
  • Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch of Soda, Municipal Government of Soda; India
  • Fatima Bhutto,[20] author and poet; Pakistan
  • Fasi Zaka, radio host and columnist, MTV Pakistan; Pakistan
  • Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, executive director, LKIIRSS; Sri Lanka
  • Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, director, Royal Commonwealth Society; Sri Lanka

Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

  • Bright Simons, president, MPedigree Network; Ghana
  • Fred Swaniker, co-founder and chief executive officer, African Leadership Academy; Ghana
  • Emmanuel Jal, singer and activist; Sudan
  • Mohammed Dewji, group managing director, Mohammed Enterprises Ltd.; Tanzania
  • Ashish J. Thakkar, founder and managing director, Mara Group; Uganda
  • Vimbayi Kajese, TV presenter, CCTV9; Zimbabwe

2011[edit]

[21]

  • Anuradha Acharya, founder and chief executive officer, Ocimum Bio Solutions
  • Wenceslao Casares, co-chief executive officer, Bling Nation Inc.; Argentina
  • Liliana Gil, Johnson & Johnson - Worldwide Marketing and Services Sourcing, Colombia
  • Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, chief executive officer, Avatar Digital; South Africa
  • Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, chief of staff to the president of Colombia; Colombia
  • Guillermo Romo, president, Grupo Mega; Mexico
  • Maria Eugenia Vidal, City of Buenos Aires - Minister of Social Work; Argentina

Business[edit]

  • Adam Werbach, co-founder, Yerdle; US
  • Alexa Von Tobel, founder and chief executive officer, LearnVest.com; US
  • Yoshikazu Tanaka, founder and chief executive officer, GREE, Inc.; Japan
  • Benjamin Skinner, senior vice-president, Tau Investment Management; US
  • Dan Senor, senior adviser, Elliott Management Corporation; US
  • Fahd Al-Rasheed, chief executive officer and Member of the board, King Abdullah Economic City; Saudi Arabia
  • Mir Ibrahim Rahman, chief executive officer, GEO TV Network; Pakistan
  • Pan Haidong, founder and chief executive officer, Hudong; China
  • Ory Okolloh, director, Investments, Omidyar Network; South Africa
  • Jaime Nack, president and founder, Three Squares Inc.; US
  • Jane McGonigal, chief creative officer, SuperBetter Labs; US
  • Shaffi Mather, lawyer and entrepreneur, Mather / Ziqitza; India
  • Rima Maktabi, senior anchor and roving correspondent, Al Arabiya; United Arab Emirates
  • Liu Yingxia, president, ACFIC Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.; China
  • Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and chief executive officer, Care.com; US
  • Max Levchin, founder and chief executive officer, HVF, LLC; US
  • Vivek Kundra, executive vice-president, Emerging Markets, Salesforce.com; US
  • Basetsana Kumalo, executive chairman and chief executive officer, Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd.; South Africa
  • Jessica Jackley, venture partner, Collaborative Fund; US
  • Funmi Iyanda, chief executive officer, Ignite Media Limited; Nigeria
  • David Hill, national managing partner, Deloitte Private, Deloitte; Australia
  • Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and chief executive officer, Purpose; US
  • Özlem Denizmen, head of social investments, Dogus Group; Turkey
  • danah boyd, principal researcher, Microsoft Research; US
  • Wences Casares, chief executive officer, Lemon Wallet; US
  • Pete Cashmore, founder and chief executive officer, Mashable; US
  • Badr Jafar, president of Crescent Petroleum
  • Shai Agassi, Better Place; Israel
  • Bandar Bin Khalid Al Faisal, Al-Watan newspaper; Saudi Arabia
  • Rye Barcott, speechwriter and special advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer, Duke Energy; US
  • Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer, Salesforce.com; US
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla - India, Aditya Birla Group chairman
  • Thor Bjorgolfsson - Iceland, Actavis chairman
  • Sergey Brin, co-founder and president, Google; US
  • William F. Browder - Russian Federation, Hermitage Capital Management CEO
  • Ángel Cabrera - US, Spain Thunderbird School of Global Management President
  • Lisa Caputo, president and chief executive officer, Women and Co.; US
  • Bozidar Djelic, president, Altis Consulting; Serbia
  • Anthony Francis Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia; Malaysia
  • Miguel R. Forbes, VP, Forbes; US
  • Scott J. Freidheim, EVP, Sears Holdings Corporation; US
  • Helen Greiner, chairman, iRobot Corporation; US
  • Stelios Haji-Ioannou, chairman, easyGroup; UK
  • Sahar Hashemi, co-founder, Coffee Republic; UK
  • Mellody Hobson, president, Ariel Capital Management; US
  • Steve Jurvetson, director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; US
  • Georges Kern, CEO, International Watch Company; Switzerland
  • Naguib Kheraj, group finance director, Barclays Bank; UK
  • Ali Y. Koç, president, Koç Holding; Turkey
  • Sallie Krawcheck, CFO, Citigroup; US
  • Aerin Lauder, SVP, Estée Lauder; US
  • Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, director, Cheung Kong Holdings; Hong Kong
  • Ma Yun (Jack Ma), CEO, Alibaba.com; China
  • Ayisi Makatiani, CEO, Gallium Capital Partners; Kenya
  • Mark P. Mays, president and chief executive officer, Clear Channel Communications; US
  • Lorenzo Mendoza, CEO, Empresas Polar; Venezuela
  • Hiroshi Mikitani, president and chief executive officer, Rakuten; Japan
  • Axel Miller, chairman, Dexia Bank Belgium; Belgium
  • Aditya Mittal, president/CFO, Mittal Steel Company; UK
  • Bill Nguyen, founder/CEO, Seven Networks; US
  • Larry Page, co-founder, Google; US
  • Nazir Razak, CEO, Commerce International Merchant Bankers; Malaysia
  • Anne Richards, CIO, Aberdeen Asset Management; UK
  • Nathaniel Philip Rothschild, co-chairman, Atticus Capital; UK
  • Ferit Sahenk, chairman, Dogus Holding; Turkey
  • William Saito, president and chief executive officer, InTecur; Japan
  • Malvinder Mohan Singh, president, Ranbaxy Laboratories; India
  • Dylan Taylor, global president, Colliers International[22]
  • Jon S. Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software; Norway
  • Arzuhan Yalçindag, chief executive officer, Kanal D; Turkey
  • Zennström, Niklas, Skype; UK
  • Zhang Xin,[23] SOHO China; China

Political[edit]

All posts held, unless otherwise stated, as of early 2005

  • Koichi Yamauchi, Member of the House of Representatives, House of Representatives; Japan
  • Wang Yong, secretary-general, Brand China Industry Union; China
  • Chuka Umunna, Member of Parliament for Streatham, House of Commons of the United Kingdom; UK
  • Deepender Singh Hooda, Member of Parliament, Parliament of India; India
  • William Saito, special adviser, Cabinet Office of Japan; Japan
  • Aygül Özkan, Minister of Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health and Integration, State of Lower Saxony; Germany
  • Shinjirō Koizumi, Member of the House of Representatives, House of Representatives; Japan
  • Mario Martín Delgado, Senator, Senate of the Republic; Mexico
  • Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou, Member of Parliament, Hellenic Parliament; Greece
  • Egemen Bağış, Minister for EU Affairs and chief negotiator, Ministry of EU Affairs of Turkey; Turkey
  • Bharrat Jagdeo, president of Guyana
  • Milinda Moragoda, Sri Lanka's Minister of Tourism and served as Minister for Economic Reforms, Science and Technology as well as Deputy Minister for Plan Implementation and Development
  • Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, advisor to Minister of Foreign Affairs, executive director of the LKIIRSS; Sri Lanka
  • María Consuelo Araújo, Minister of Culture; Colombia
  • Keiichiro Asao, Member of House of Councillors of Japan
  • Ali Babacan, Minister of State for the Economy; Turkey
  • Edward Balls, MP for Normanton, Labour Party; UK
  • Scott Brison, Minister of Public Works and Government Services; Canada
  • Yvette Cooper, Member of Parliament, House of Commons; UK
  • Clayton Cosgrove, Member of Parliament; New Zealand
  • Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs; South Africa
  • Valdis Dombrovskis, Member of the European Parliament; Latvia
  • Frederik André Henrik Christian, Crown Prince of Denmark; Denmark
  • Gandhi, Rahul, Congress member, Parliament of India; India
  • John Githongo, permanent secretary for governance, Office of the president, Kenya
  • Haakon Magnus (Haakon Magnus of Norway) - Crown Prince of Norway; Norway
  • Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary; Canada
  • Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh India, Samajwadi Party

Societal[edit]

  • Rodrigo Baggio, executive director, Center for Digital Inclusion; Brazil
  • Alexandra Cousteau, founder and president, Blue legacy International; US
  • Dave Eggers, co-founder, 826 Valencia; US
  • Scott Gilmore, co-founder, Building Markets, formerly Peace Dividend Trust (PDT)[24]

Intellectual[edit]

  • Naoko Yamazaki, astronaut, JAXA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); Japan
  • Marin Soljacic, professor of physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); US
  • Amy Finkelstein, professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); US
  • Gita Gopinath, professor of economics, Harvard University; US
  • Angela Belcher, professor of materials science and engineering and biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); US
  • Afshin Molavi, author and journalist, New America Foundation; US
  • James Bradfield Moody, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; Australia
  • Stephen Frost, head of diversity and inclusion, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games; UK
  • Beatrice Weder di Mauro, German Council of Economic Experts and professor of international macroeconomics, University of Mainz; Germany

Arts and culture[edit]

  • Zhou Xun, actress, ZhouXun Studio; China
  • Zoe Keating, cellist and composer; Canada
  • Daniela Mercury - singer; Brazil
  • Achinoam Nini (Noa), Singer/Songwriter, More Productions; Israel
  • Ruslana, singer/songwriter; Ukraine

Opinion[edit]

  • Thomas Crampton,[25] Correspondent, International Herald Tribune/The New York Times, Paris

2010[edit]

[26]

Europe[edit]

  • Fatmir Besimi, Deputy Prime Minister for the European Affairs, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Macedonia
  • Carme Chacón, member of the party - Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol; Spain
  • Ben Goldsmith, partner, WHEB Group; UK
  • Lucy Hockings, presenter, BBC World News; UK
  • Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, Royal Palace, Oslo; Norway
  • Stephan Morais, executive director - Caixa Geral de Depósitos; Portugal
  • Zoya Phan, campaigns manager, Burma Campaign UK; UK
  • Philipp Rösler, vice-chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics and Technology; Germany
  • Vincent Van Quickenborne, mayor, City of Kortrijk; Belgium
  • Lisa Witter, chief optimist, WITTER Ventures; Germany

Middle East & Africa[edit]

  • Gila Gamliel, Deputy Minister for Advancement of Young People, Students and Women of Israel, Office of the Prime Minister; Israel
  • Tal Keinan, chairman and chief executive officer, KCPS Clarity; Israel
  • Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, executive chairman, Dayim Holdings; Saudi Arabia
  • Jacob Lief, founder and chief executive officer, Ubuntu Education Fund; South Africa
  • Lewis Pugh, founder, Our Blue Future; South Africa
  • Kimmie Weeks, founder and executive director, Youth Action International (YAI); Liberia

America[edit]

  • Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Education, City of Buenos Aires; Argentina
  • Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, City of San Antonio; US
  • Steve Chen, chief technology officer and co-founder, AVOS Systems; US
  • Peter L. Corsell, chairman of the board, GridPoint; US
  • Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, chief executive officer, Green for All; US
  • Manisha Girotra, country head, Moelis & Company; US
  • Kellie Leitch, chair, Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership, Richard Ivey Business School; Canada
  • Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer, Yahoo!; US
  • Rebecca Onie, co-founder and chief executive officer, Health Leads; US
  • Ricken Patel, executive director and co-founder, Avaaz; US
  • Michelle Rhee, founder and chief executive officer, StudentsFirst; US
  • Luis von Ahn, associate professor of computer science, Carnegie Mellon University; US
  • Nathan Wolfe, founder and chief executive officer, Metabiota; US

Asia-Pacific[edit]

  • Umar Saif, professor LUMS & founder, Saif Centre of Innovation (SCI); Pakistan
  • Winston Damarillo, CEO and founder, Morphlabs, Morphlabs; Philippines
  • Nandita Das, actress, director and Activist; India
  • Karen Davila, news anchor and correspondent, ABS-CBN News Channel - ABS-CBN Television Network; Philippines
  • Mina Guli, chief executive officer, Thirst; China
  • Wyclef Jean, ambassador-at-large of the Republic of Haiti; Haiti
  • Marlene Malahoo Forte, Senator, Houses of Parliament of Jamaica; Jamaica
  • Sandeep Naik, managing director, General Atlantic; India
  • Farida Nekzad, managing editor and deputy director, Pajhwok Afghan News; Afghanistan
  • Sanjeev Sanyal, global strategist, Deutsche BankAG; Singapore
  • Ian Thorpe, founder, Fountain for Youth; Australia
  • Serpil Timuray, chief executive officer, Vodafone Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific - Vodafone; Turkey

2009[edit]

[27]

Europe[edit]

  • Jens Martin Skibsted; Denmark
  • Alexander Stubb; Finland
  • Claudia Hengst; Germany
  • Michael Schumacher; Germany
  • Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg; Germany
  • Roberto Bolle; Italy
  • Javier Santiso; Spain
  • Nyamko Sabuni; Sweden
  • Christoph Sutter; Switzerland
  • Kirill Dmitriev; Ukraine
  • Jo Cox; UK
  • Chris Martin; UK
  • Michael Birch; UK
  • Brent Hoberman; UK
  • Antonio Simoes; UK
  • Pascale Bruderer Wyss, State Councillor of Switzerland, Council of States; Switzerland
  • Omar Saif Ghobash, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Russian Federation - Embassy of the United Arab Emirates - Russian Federation - Russia
  • Brent Hoberman, executive chairman, Mydeco.com; UK
  • Parag Khanna, senior fellow, New America Foundation; UK
  • Emília Sičáková-Beblavá, president of Transparency International; Slovakia

Middle East / Africa[edit]

  • Yair Goldfinger; Israel
  • Habib Haddad; Lebanon
  • Abdulsalam Haykal; Syria
  • Laila Lalami; Morocco
  • Vinny Lingham; South Africa
  • Euvin Naidoo, president and CEO, South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA); South Africa
  • Tewodros Ashenafi, chairman and chief executive officer - Southwestern Energy (HK) Ltd.; Ethiopia
  • Julie Gichuru, television host and entrepreneur, Arimus Media Limited; Kenya
  • Dambisa Moyo, author; Zambia
  • Euvin Naidoo, co-president, South African Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA); South Africa

North America[edit]

  • Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx PLC; US
  • Mark Hanis, co-founder, Genocide Intervention Network (now United to End Genocide); US
  • Marisol Argueta de Barillas, senior director, head of Latin America - World Economic Forum US; US
  • Ronit Avni, founder and executive director, Just Vision; US
  • Elena Barmakova, founder, Fontvieille Capital Inc.; US
  • Suranga Chandratillake, founder and chief strategy officer, blinkx, US
  • David Chiu, president, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, City Hall; US
  • Chad Hurley, founder, AVOS Systems; US
  • Laila Lalami, assistant professor, Creative Writing, University of Southern California, Riverside; US
  • Tan Le, founder and chief executive officer, Emotiv Systems; US
  • Vinny Lingham, chief executive officer, Gyft; US
  • Samantha Nutt, founder and executive director, War Child; Canada
  • Eboo Patel, founder and president, Interfaith Youth Core; US
  • Premal Shah, president, Kiva; US
  • Shen Wei, founder, Shen Wei Dance Arts; US
  • Kristen Silverberg, chief operating officer, Vorbeck Materials; US
  • Brent Stirton, senior photographer, Getty Images; US
  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer, Facebook; US

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

  • Anies Baswedan, president, Paramadina University; Indonesia
  • Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt, chairman of the board, Equity Investment Trust LLC (EIT); Mongolia
  • Christopher de Souza, Member of Parliament, List of Singapore MPs, Parliament of Singapore; Singapore
  • Nia Dinata, film director and producer, Kalyana Shira Films; Indonesia
  • Tōru Hashimoto, mayor of Osaka; Japan
  • Abdulsalam Haykal, founder and chief executive officer, Haykal Media; Syria
  • Fawzia Koofi, Member of Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, House of the People; Afghanistan
  • Butet Manurung, jungle school educator and conservationist, SOKOLA; Australia
  • Eunice Olsen, founder and chief executive officer, WomenTalkTV Pte Ltd.; Singapore
  • Silverius Oscar Unggul, founder, JAUH; Indonesia
  • Wen Bo, programme director, Air and Water Conservation Fund, National Geographic Society; China
  • Shalini Mahtani, founder, The Zubin Foundation; Hong Kong

2008[edit]

[28]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

  • Rory Stewart, chief executive, Turquoise Mountain Foundation; Afghanistan
  • Cameron Clyne, managing director and chief executive officer, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ); Australia
  • H.R.H. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan; Bhutan
  • Somaly Mam, director, AFESIP; Cambodia
  • Anoushka Shankar, musician, Sitar player; India
  • Barkha Dutt, senior editor, New Delhi Television (NDTV); India
  • Allah Rakha Rahman, music composer; India
  • Sabeer Bhatia, chairman, Bhatia Enterprises; India
  • Suhas Gopinath, chief executive officer and president, Globals Inc.; India
  • Jehangir Wadia, chairman, Wadia Group; India
  • Sachin Pilot, Member of Parliament of India; India
  • Sandeep P Parekh, executive director, Enforcement and Legal Affairs, Securities and Exchange Board of India; India
  • Vikram K. Akula, founder and chief executive officer, SKS Microfinance; India
  • Trilochan Sastry, founder and director, Association for Democratic Reform & Centre for Collective Development; India
  • Naomi Kawase, film director; Japan
  • Norika Fujiwara, actress and journalist; Japan
  • Kiyohiko Toyama, member, New Komeito Party; Japan
  • Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA astronaut, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); Japan
  • Risa Wataya, author; Japan
  • Taku Otsuka, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan; Japan
  • Hideki Makihara, Member of Parliament; Japan
  • Mark Weldon, chief executive officer, New Zealand Exchange; New Zealand
  • Hina Rabbani Khar, State Minister for Economic Affairs and Statistics, Economic Affairs Division; Pakistan
  • Liang Xinjun, co-founder and vice-president, Fosun International; China
  • Zhu Jun, chairman and chief executive officer, The9 Limited; China
  • Charles Chao, president and chief executive officer, Sina.com; China
  • Yiyun Li, author; China
  • Lei Liang, composer; China
  • Xin Zhou, chairman and chief executive officer, E-House (China) Holdings; China
  • Michael Ma Jun, director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs; China
  • Peng Xiaofeng, chairman and chief executive officer, LDK Solar; China
  • Francis Joseph Escudero, Senator; Philippines
  • Sarah Chang, violinist; South Korea
  • Hines Ward, founder, Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation; South Korea
  • C. V. Madhukar, director, Omidyar Network India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.; India
  • Sandeep P Parekh, founder, Finsec Law Advisors; India

Europe[edit]

  • Severin Schwan, member of the corporate executive committee, F. Hoffmann-La Roche; Austria
  • Aaron McCormack, chief executive officer, BT Conferencing, BT; Belgium
  • Ivo Lukacovic, founder and chairman, Seznam.cz; Czech Republic
  • Anu Tali, music director; Estonia
  • Yannick Bolloré, directeur des programmes, Direct 8; France
  • Rama Yade, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights; France
  • Tariq Krim, founder and chief executive officer, Netvibes; France
  • Steffi Graf, founder and chairperson, Children for Tomorrow; Germany
  • Lars Hinrichs, chief executive officer, Xing; Germany
  • Rula Jebreal, author and journalist, Rai Due; Italy
  • Francesco Vezzoli, artist; Italy
  • Karien van Gennip, Member of the House of Representatives; Netherlands
  • Gustavo Cardoso, professor, ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute; Portugal
  • Anders Borg, Minister of Finance of Sweden; Sweden
  • Mattias Klum, photographer; Sweden
  • Elizabeth Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer, Shine; UK
  • Danny Rimer, partner, Index Ventures; UK
  • Jamie Mitchell, managing director, Innocent Drinks; UK
  • Cameron Sinclair, co-founder, Architecture for Humanity; UK
  • Liz Lloyd, consultant, Office of the Prime Minister; UK
  • Ed Miliband, Minister of the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; UK
  • Zac Goldsmith, head, Ecologist Magazine; UK
  • Andrey Kolodyuk, founder and chairman of the board, AVentures Capital; Ukraine
  • Gabriel Naouri, head of brand, digital and innovation, Groupe Casino; France

Latin America & the Caribbean[edit]

  • Andrés Freire, chief executive officer, Axialent; Argentina
  • Shakira Mebarak, singer and manager, Pies Descalzos Foundation; Colombia
  • Carlos Loret de Mola, anchor and director, Newsprogramme, Grupo Televisa; Mexico
  • Martín Lousteau, director, País Porvenir, Minister of Economy of Argentina; Argentina

Middle East & North Africa[edit]

  • H.H. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, chairman, Dubai Executive Council; United Arab Emirates
  • Bahman Ghobadi, film maker and photographer; Iran
  • Lalla Salma, Queen of Morocco; Morocco
  • Merieme Chadid, explorer/astronomer, Concordia Research Station, Antarctica; Morocco
  • Wadah Khanfar, director-general, Al Jazeera Satellite Network; Qatar

North America[edit]

  • Kirstine Layfield, director of Programming, CBC Television; Canada
  • John R. Baird, Minister of Environment of Canada; Canada
  • Diana Chen, chairwoman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; US
  • Eric Anderson, president and chief executive officer, Space Adventures; US
  • Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, State of Louisiana; US
  • Caroline Hoxby, professor of economics, Stanford University; US
  • Lydia Polgreen, journalist, The New York Times; US
  • Roy Harvey, plant manager, Alcoa San Ciprian; US
  • Casey Wasserman, chairman and chief executive officer, Wasserman Media Group; US
  • Anderson Cooper, anchor, 360°, CNN; US
  • Geoff Davis, president and chief executive officer, Unitus; US
  • Nicole Nason, administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; US
  • George Walker, managing director and global head of investment management, Lehman Brothers; US
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, actor; US
  • Adam H. Putnam, Congressman from Florida (R), 12th District; US
  • Susan Athey, professor for economics, Harvard University; US
  • David Jones, chief executive officer, Euro RSCG Worldwide; US
  • Kimberly A. Moore, circuit judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; US
  • Kara Walker, artist and professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University; US
  • Mia Hamm, founder, Mia Hamm Foundation; US
  • Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer and president, Expedia; US
  • Artur Davis, Congressman from Alabama (D), 7th District; US
  • Laura Alber, president, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; US
  • Patrick Ramsey, managing director, Merrill Lynch; US
  • Tony Hawk, founder, Tony Hawk Foundation; US
  • Daniel Lubetzky, chief executive officer, KIND LLC; founder, PeaceWorks Foundation; US
  • Jared Genser, managing director, Perseus Strategies LLC; US
  • Adam Putnam, commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer services; US
  • Enric Sala, explorer-in-residence, National Geographic Society; US
  • Paul van Zyl, chief executive officer, Maiyet; US

Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

  • Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • James Shikwati, founder and president, Inter-Region Economic; Kenya
  • Karim Wade, special advisor to the president of Senegal; Senegal
  • Natalie du Toit, athlete and ability rights activist; South Africa
  • Tumi Makgabo, head of communications, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee; South Africa
  • Ernie Els, founder, The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation; South Africa
  • Ferial Haffajee, editor-in-chief, Mail & Guardian; South Africa
  • John Bul Dau, founder, John Dau Sudan Foundation; Sudan
  • Andrew Mwenda, political editor, The Monitor Publications; Uganda

2007[edit]

[29]

Business[edit]

  • Richard Stromback[30] chairman and chief executive officer, Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOC)
  • Muna Abu-Sulayman[31] humanitarian, philanthropist and one of the most influential Muslims in the world
  • Kota Matsuda, founder of Tully's Coffee Japan, member of The House of Councillors; Japan
  • Jimmy Wales, co-founder and promoter, Wikipedia; UK
  • Anousheh Ansari, co-founder and chief executive officer, Prodea Systems Inc.; US
  • Adam Bly, co-founder and chief executive officer, Seed; US
  • Ozwald Boateng, founder, Bespoke Couture Ltd.; UK
  • Marcelo Claure, president, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Brightstar Corporation; US
  • Tanya Dubash, executive director and chief brand officer, Godrej Group; India
  • Tony Fadell, founder and chief executive officer, Nest Labs; US
  • Naveen Jindal, chairman, Jindal Steel and Power; India
  • Daniel Lubetzky, founder and chief executive officer, KIND Healthy Snacks; US
  • David McWilliams, broadcaster, writer and commentator, McWilliams Productions; Ireland
  • Raju Narisetti, senior vice-president and deputy head of strategy, News Corporation; US
  • Kohei Nishiyama, chairman and founder, Elephant Design Co. Ltd.; Japan
  • Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer and Member of the board, Facebook; US
  • Christopher Schläffer, chief executive officer, yetu AG; Germany
  • Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist, The New York Times; US
  • Peter Thiel, partner, Founders Fund; US
  • Leo Tilman, president, L.M. Tilman & Co. Inc.; US
  • Wen Yunsong, chairman, China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd. Chinasat; China
  • Robert S. Wiesenthal, chief operating officer, Corporate, Warner Music Group; US

Arts and culture[edit]

  • Lera Auerbach: composer, pianist, writer
  • Tomomi Nishimoto: conductor
  • Ian Bremmer, global research professor, New York University; US
  • Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; US
  • Tomasz Lis, anchor, Telewizja Polska; Poland
  • Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen of Belgium, Royal Palace of Belgium; Belgium
  • Jehane Noujaim, director, Noujaim Films Inc.; US
  • Julian Rachlin, violinist, violist, conductor, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; US
  • David Mayer de Rothschild, chief executive officer, MYOO; US

Political[edit]

  • Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Netherlands
  • Kate Garvey, former aide of Prime Minister Tony Blair; UK
  • Kevin Casas Zamora, Secretary for Political Affairs, Organization of American States; US
  • Ryuhei Kawada, member of the House of Councillors, House of Councillors; Japan
  • Kota Matsuda, member of the House of Councillors, House of Councillors of Japan; Japan
  • Arthur Mutambara, Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Office of the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe
  • Rolph Payet, Minister of Environment and Energy, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Seychelles; Seychelles
  • Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, Mexican Presidency; Mexico
  • Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Ministry of Power; India
  • Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Singapore
  • Keisuke Tsumura, Member of the House of Representatives, House of Representatives; Japan
  • Álvaro Vargas Llosa, director, Center on Global Prosperity at The Independent Institute; US

Societal[edit]

  • Roberts, Kate, director and founder, YouthAIDS and Five & Alive, vice-president, Population Services International; US
  • Marc Kielburger, co-founder, Free the Children; Canada
  • Nancy Lublin, chief executive officer and chief old person, Do Something; US
  • Zainab Salbi, founder, Women for Women International; US
  • Karim Sadjadpour, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; US
  • Rajiv Shah, administrator, United States Agency for International Development; US

2006[edit]

[32]

Intellectuals[edit]

  • Daron Acemoglu, professor of applied economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; US
  • Payam Akhavan, professor of law, McGill University Faculty of Law; Canada
  • Brian Behlendorf, founder and chief technology officer, CollabNet; US
  • Ángel Cabrera, president, Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management; US
  • Hilary Cottam, founder and partner, Participle[33]
  • Esther Duflo, professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; US
  • Sergei Guriev, chief executive officer, Centre for Economic and Financial Research; Russia
  • Ayanna M. Howard, associate professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; US
  • Ivan Krastev, chairman of the board and research director, Centre for Liberal Strategies; Bulgaria
  • Sedat Laçiner, director, International Strategic Research Organization (USK-ISRO); Turkey
  • Corinna E. Lathan, founder and chief executive officer, Anthrotronix Inc.; US
  • Martin Nowak, professor of mathematics and biology, Harvard University, Department of Mathematics; US
  • Gadi Taub, professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Israel
  • Keith Schwab, professor of physics, Cornell University; US
  • Michael Auslin, resident scholar, The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; US

Political[edit]

  • Christopher Alexander, deputy special representative of the Secretary General, United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA); Canada
  • Joe Hockey, Minister for Human Services; Australia
  • Patrick J. Kennedy, representative, Rhode Island, US House of Representatives; US
  • Kwame Kilpatrick, mayor, City of Detroit; US
  • Kevin J. Martin, chairman, Federal Communications Commission; US
  • Plata Páez, Luis Guillermo, chief executive officer, Proexport; Colombia
  • Wisse Smit, Mabel Martine, European Action Council for Peace in the Balkans, chief executive officer of the Global Elders, European Council on Foreign Relations; Netherlands
  • Hafsat Abiola, special adviser and member of the State Cabinet, Government of the State of Ogun, Ogun State; Nigeria
  • Collen Gwiyo, secretary-general, Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union (ZIBAWU), affiliated to Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions; Zimbabwe
  • Sanjaasürengiin Oyuun, Minister of Environment and Green Development, Ministry of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia; Mongolia
  • Nahathai Thewphaingarm, politician and Member of Parliament (2005-2006); Thailand National Assembly of Thailand, Thewphaingarm School; Nathathai Co. Ltd.; Thailand

Arts and culture[edit]

  • Viswanathan Anand, chess player; India
  • Ólafur Elíasson, artist; Denmark
  • Grimaud, Hélène, pianist; France
  • Michael Hersch, composer; US
  • Kameric, Sejla, member, European Cultural Parliament; Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Lang Lang, pianist; China
  • Midori Goto, violinist; Japan
  • Tiago Monteiro, Formula One driver; Portugal
  • Shazia Sikander, artist; Pakistan
  • Chris Tucker, actor and producer, Eternal Entertainment; US
  • Jorge Volpi, writer; Mexico
  • Patrick Chappatte, editorial cartoonist, Globe Cartoon; Switzerland

Societal[edit]

  • Caroline Casey, director, Kanchi disability foundation; Ireland
  • Shami Chakrabarti, director, Liberty (Human Rights Group); UK
  • Oung Chanthol, founder and executive director, Cambodian Women's Crisis Center; Cambodia
  • Johann Olav Koss, president and CEO, Right to Play; Norway
  • Ellen MacArthur, founder, Ellen MacArthur Trust; UK
  • Johann Olav Koss, president and chief executive officer, Right To Play International; Canada
  • Oung Chanthol, founder and executive director, Cambodian Women's Crisis Center; Cambodia

Opinion[edit]

  • Tyler Brûlé, chairman/creative director, Winkorp; Canada
  • William J. Dobson, managing editor, Foreign Policy; US
  • Lamis Elhadidy, executive chief editor, Al Alam Al Youm; Egypt
  • Mondli Makhanya, editor, Sunday Times; South Africa
  • Irshad Manji, president, Project Ijtihad; Canada
  • Shadi Sadr, editor-in-chief, Women in Iran; Iran

Business[edit]

  • J Allard, corporate vice-president, Microsoft; US
  • Christophe Beck, member of the executive board, Nestlé Deutschland A.G and managing director, Maggi GmbH; Switzerland
  • David Blumer, CEO, Asset Management division, Credit Suisse Group; Switzerland
  • Scott J. Freidheim, global head of strategy, Lehman Brothers; US
  • Khairy Jamaluddin, deputy leader, United Malays National Organisation for Youth; Malaysia
  • Prasoon Joshi, regional creative director, McCann Erickson; India
  • Ekta Kapoor, creative director, Balaji Telefilms Limited; India
  • Ma Huateng, CEO, executive director and chairman, Tencent; China
  • Bo Peabody, co-founder and managing general partner, Village Ventures; US
  • Alejandro Santo Domingo, member of the board of directors, Grupo Empresarial Bavaria; Colombia
  • Jonathan Schwartz, president and chief operating officer, Sun Microsystems; US
  • Ihor Shevchenko, managing partner, Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners; Ukraine
  • Suhas Gopinath, CEO and president, Globals Inc.; India
  • Ruben Vardanian, president and CEO, Troika Dialog; Russia
  • Xu Ming, president, Dalian Shide Group; China
  • Kamal Bahamdan, vice-chairman and chief executive officer, The Bahamdan Group; Saudi Arabia
  • Maria Bartiromo, anchor, Closing Bell; anchor and managing editor, On the Money, CNBC; US
  • Corinna E. Lathan, board chair and chief executive officer, AnthroTronix Inc.; US
  • Kevin Martin, attorney, Patton Boggs LLP; US
  • Joshua Cooper Ramo, vice-chairman, Kissinger Associates; US
  • Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, chairman and executive board member, Akbank; Turkey
  • Ruben Vardanian, adviser to the president and chairman of the board, Sberbank; Russia

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