World Economic Forum announce Young Global Leaders for 2022 including fourteen from MENA region
The world’s most driven researchers, innovative entrepreneurs, activists and promising political leaders between the ages of 30 and 40 are joining the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders (YGL) Class of 2022. The class of 2022 is gender equal and has representatives from 42 countries including fourteen from the MENA region.
Members will take part in a three-year leadership development programme that will help them reach their next level of impact. The programme offers executive education courses, expeditions and opportunities to collaborate and test ideas with a trusted network of peers.
YGLs are active in today’s most exciting and dynamic fields and focus on impact. In the past year, YGLs have made bold commitments to restore 21 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in India, have come together to establish the first corporate movement for clean air to create healthy communities around the world, and have even launched a $1 billion gender fund to advance global equity and women’s leadership.
This year’s MENA leaders include:
Arts, Culture & Sports
Wissam Joubran, Composer, Performer, Luthier, Le Trio Joubran, Palestinian Territories
Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and Chief Executive Officer, Milaha Group, Qatar
Anne-Laure Malauzat, Partner, Middle East, Bain & Company, United Arab Emirates
Fares Bugshan, Chief Executive Officer, Bugshan Investment, Saudi Arabia
Mayank Singhal, Global Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital, Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG), United Arab Emirates
Mohammed Alghanim, Group Chief Executive Officer, Hamad S. Al-Ghanim Group, Kuwait
Noor Boodai, Chief Executive Officer, TenX, Kuwait
Ola Doudin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BitOasis, United Arab Emirates
Soraya Djermoun, Entrepreneur, Author, Geopolitical expert, Terza, Algeria
Hamad AlMahmeed, Undersecretary for Research & Projects, Prime Minister’s Office, Bahrain
Naif Shesha, Chief Strategy Officer, Saudi Space Commission, Saudi Arabia
Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work of the United Arab Emirates, Office of the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Safiya Al-Jabry, Executive Director, Small and Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS), Yemen
Sahar Albazar, Parliament Member & Deputy Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee, Egyptian Parliament, Egypt
The Forum of Young Global Leaders was founded in 2005 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, to help shape future leaders who are equipped to both take responsibility for creating a more sustainable and inclusive world, and to address its increasingly complex and interrelated challenges. Today, there are over 1,400 members and alumni from more than 120 countries. Notable members include prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica, entrepreneurs Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Rhea Mazumdar Singhal, peace activist Victor Ochen, and economist Esther Duflo.