Five Arabs join the forum of Young Global Leaders
Mita Srinivasan
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Five Arabs join the forum of Young Global Leaders

UAE, Saudi, Oman and Palestine represent the Arab youth in the Class of 2020

The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Saudi Vice Minister of Economy and Planning, Faisal Alibrahim, Noor Sweid, General Partner at Global Ventures, UAE, Lamya AlHaj, Assistant Professor at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, and Raya Yusuf-Sbitany, Derma Beauty Lab, Mineraline Chief Executive Officer today join the World Economic Fourm’s Forum of Young Global Leaders.

This year’s 115 most promising artists, activists, academics, executives and political leaders under the age of 40 today join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders. They are pushing boundaries, achieving firsts, innovating and breaking traditional rules to improve the world.

This year, over half the new members are women, and nearly half of Young Global Leaders are from emerging economies. They represent a diverse group with an ability to enhance understanding and promote action.

Members of the new class will take part in a five-year programme that includes executive education courses, group expeditions and opportunities to collaborate and test ideas with a trusted network of peers. This will also be an opportunity for them to identify ways in which their ground-breaking work can advance new models of innovation and make a difference in their communities.

A full list of members from the MENA region for the new class is available here.

The Forum of Young Global Leaders was founded in 2004 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman of the World Economic Forum, to create a world where leaders take responsibility for a sustainable future, while meeting increasingly complex and interrelated challenges. Today, the Forum counts 1,300 members and alumni, representing more than 115 countries. Notable members include Yao Chen, actress, Amal Clooney, lawyer, Hilary Cottam, author, Wanuri Kahiu, Filmmaker, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica, Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba, and Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia.