WEF/Young Global Leaders

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Group.png WEF/Young Global Leaders  
(Deep state recruitment network)Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
FounderKlaus Schwab
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
TypeNonprofit organization
Subgroups• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2005
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2006
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2007
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2008
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2009
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2010
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2011
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2012
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2013
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2014
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2015
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2016
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2017
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2018
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2019
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2020
• WEF/Young Global Leaders 2021
Sponsored byBain & Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deutsche Bank, Google, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Publicis Groupe, UBS
WEF Selecting and grooming a leadership cadre

The Young Global Leaders, or Forum of Young Global Leaders is an "independent", non-profit organization launched by Klaus Schwab in 2004.[1]

A similar program existed for the World Economic Forum since 1993,[2][3] the: Global Leaders for Tomorrow.[4][5][6][7][8]

By its own admission, it works by connecting the Young Leaders "to a community of remarkable peers and investing further in their leadership abilities, the aim is to create a ripple effect over five years that benefits their organizations and the world."[9]

By 2021, the Young Leaders are starting to pop up as the top leadership of countries: French PresidentEmmanuel Macron, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, the "youngest Finnish PM ever" Sanna Marin, German Health Minister during the COVID-lockdowns Jens Spahn, possible Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock, and many others.


Launched by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum in 2004, the Young Global Leaders are governed by a board of twelve world and industry leaders, ranging from Queen Rania of Jordan to Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.[10] Schwab created the group with $1 million won from the Dan David Prize,[11] and the inaugural 2005 class comprised 237 young leaders. Young Global Leaders participate in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, established in 2007 and known informally as "Summer Davos", alongside Global Growth Companies and other delegations to the World Economic Forum.[12]


BusinessWeek's Bruce Nussbaum described the Young Global Leaders as "the most exclusive private social network in the world",[13] while the organization itself describes the selected leaders as representing "the voice for the future and the hopes of the next generation".

Selection process

Representing over 70 different nations, Young Global Leaders are nominated by alumni to serve six-year terms and are subject to veto during the selection process. Candidates must be younger than 38 years old at the time of acceptance (meaning active YGLs are 44 and younger), and highly accomplished in their fields.[14][15][16] Over the years, there have been hundreds of honorees, including several popular celebrities, alongside recognized high achievers and innovators in politics, business, academia, media, and the arts.[17]

Wikipedia.png This page imported content from Wikipedia on 21 April 2021.
Wikipedia is not affiliated with Wikispooks.   Original page source here


Events Sponsored

Bain & CompanyOne of the "Big Three" management consultancies
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationVery influential and rich foundation established to take leadership of global health.
Deutsche BankGerman bank
GoogleGlobal Internet/Skynet conglomerate
Morgan Stanley
Publicis GroupeFrench multinational advertising and public relations company
95 pounds thermometer.png
As of 2 June 2021, our 18 Patrons are giving £95/month, which is 95% of our webhosting bill. If you appreciate our efforts, please help keep this site running by donating or spreading the word about our Patreon page.


  1. http://mashable.com/2011/03/09/pete-cashmore-young-global-leader-2/
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20150914181822/http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-joins-bill-gates-and-tony-blair-as-one-of-100-global-leaders-for-tomorrow/
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20210422225225/https://arge.com/en/arge-in-the-news/global-leaders-for-tomorrow/
  4. https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/world-economic-forum-s-global-leaders-for-tomorrow-releases-report-on-measuring-philanthropy saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20210422215241/https://som.yale.edu/news/2003/01/yale-som-professor-among-the-2003-world-economic-forums-list-of-one-hundred-new-global-leaders-for-tomorrow
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20000413044608/http://www.weforum.org/glt
  7. http://web.archive.org/web/20030824064023/http://www.weforum.org/Communities/members_and_constituents/GLT/
  8. http://web.archive.org/web/20210304222047/https://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/world-economic-forum-die-u40-auswahl-der-manager
  9. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/ygl-wef-young-global-leaders
  10. http://www.weforum.org/community/forum-young-global-leaders - also http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_YGL_FoundationBoard_Members.pdf
  11. http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/publications/hks-magazine/archives/summer-2009/next-generation-leadership
  12. http://topic.chinadaily.com.cn/index/special/sid/505
  13. http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-03-17/young-global-leaders-anderson-cooper-and-leonardo-dicaprio-are-in-the-most-exclusive-private-social-network-in-the-world-dot
  14. https://www.weforum.org/about/nominate-a-young-global-leader
  15. http://www.vreme.com/cms/view.php?id=1103618
  16. http://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/management/serie-tickets-zur-macht-iv-wo-die-junge-elite-zusammenkommt/7969206.html
  17. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/10/business/economy-business/young-global-leaders-focus-energy-knowledge-better-future