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Bhumi Pednekar & 4 Indians in WEF Young Global Leaders Class of 2024

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Bhumi Pednekar & 4 Indians in WEF Young Global Leaders Class of 2024 Award and Honour 4 min read

The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced its 20th edition of Young Global Leaders Community: The Class of 2024 on 4 April 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland. The list includes nearly 90 young people under 40 years of age from diverse fields of politics, business, civil society, the arts, and academia. This year, five Indians, including the famous film actress Bhumi Pednekar, have been included in the list. Bhumi Pednekar is known for her roles in films like "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", "Bala", "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" and "Badhaai Do",

Indians included in the WEF Forum of Young Global Leaders 2024

Five Indians, mainly from the fields of Art and culture, Business, and Social entrepreneurship, have been included in this year’s list.

Serial Number

Person 

Category 

Designation 

1.

Bhumi Pednekar

Art and Culture 

 

2

Adwaita Nayar

Business

Chief Executive Officer, Nyka Fashion 

3.

Arjun Bhartia 

Business

Director Jubilant Group

4.

Priya Aggarwal Hebbar 

Business

Non-Executive Director at Vedanta Limited

5.

Sharad Vivek Sagar 

Social Entrepreneurs 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dexterity Global

WEF Forum of Young Global Leaders 2024 

The World Economic Forum releases the WEF Forum of Young Global Leaders list annually. The first list, released in 2005, included 237 young leaders from 70 countries.

According to the WEF, the list includes those persons who represent the future of leadership, whose perspectives and innovative ideas will contribute significantly to addressing the world's most pressing challenges.

The young leaders are selected in seven categories. These categories are :

  • Academia and Think Tank,
  • Arts, Culture and Sports,
  • Business,
  • Civil Society,
  • Media,
  • Public Figure, and 
  • Social Entrepreneurs 

The persons included in the list will join a three-year leadership development programme, which will include executive education courses, learning journeys, and opportunities to collaborate with trusted peers to support them in accelerating their impact.

World Economic Forum 

The World Economic Forum was established by German Klaus Schwab in 1971 as a non-profit international organisation that promotes Public-Private Cooperation.

According to the WEF, it is a platform that promotes collaboration between all stakeholders of global society to find common solutions to global issues. 

Headquarters of WEF: Cologny, Switzerland

Report Released by WEF

As a research organisation it releases a number of reports. Some of the important reports released by WEF are as follows:

  • Global Gender Gap Report,
  • Global Competitiveness Report,
  • Energy Transition Index,
  • Global Travel and Tourism Report,
  • Global IT Report in collaboration with INSEAD and Cornell University.

FAQ

Answer: Five Bhumi Pednekar, Adwaita Nayar, Arjun Bhartia, Priya Aggarwal Hebbar and Sharad Vivek Sagar.

Answer: World Economic Forum

Answer: Business

Answer: Cologny, Switzerland

Answer: Klaus Schwab
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