Call for Nominations: 2020/2021 World Economic Forum of Young Global Leaders

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2020.

Do you know a leader under 40 who is making an impact on the world and innovating towards the greater good? Nominate them to join the Young Global Leaders Class of 2021.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidate must be 38 years old or younger at nomination
  • Has 5-15 years of recognized achievements, leadership and outstanding professional work experience.
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to serve society at local and global levels, has an impeccable record in the public eye, good standing in their community, self-awareness and a desire to learn.
  • Candidates from the business sector must manage a corporation or division and must hold one of the following titles (or equivalent): President, chair of the board, chief executive officer, managing director, managing partner or publisher.
  • Companies, organizations and entities can only nominate one candidate from their qualifying company every two years.
  • If the company is a member or partner of the World Economic Forum, the candidate requires the approval of the chief executive officer or chair of the board of the respective company.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.

Benefits

  • YGLs are fully involved in the Forum’s meetings, initiatives and research and interact with the Forum’s wider multi stakeholder community.
  • YGLs have a powerful role in determining the community’s activities. They are governed by a foundation board of respected leaders and are managed by a dynamic team of young professionals based in Geneva and China.
  • Set up as an independent, not-for-profit foundation under the Swiss government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is an integral part of the World Economic Forum.

Timeline:

  • Summer: The World Economic Forum shortlists candidates for further review
  • Fall: The shortlisted candidates are reviewed by Heidrick &
    Struggles, recognised as one of the world’s leading executive search and
    leadership consulting firms
  • Winter: A Selection Committee reviews the top candidates and selects 100 to be honoured as Young Global Leaders
  • January of subsequent year: The candidates are informed of their selection as Young Global Leaders*
  • March of subsequent year: The press announcement for the new Class of Young Global Leaders is released

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020/2021 World Economic Forum of Young Global Leaders

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