Aminata Kane Ndiaye (CEO of Orange Sierra Leone and 2012-2013 Legatum Fellow) and Media Lab alum David Sengeh were named World Economics Forum Young Global Leaders.
Earlier this year, the Edelman Trust Barometer reported that only 20% of people feel that current economic and social systems are working towards their interests. In a similar vein, a recent World Economic Forum survey on globalization uncovered a widespread belief that government-driven initiatives, such as law and regulation, are failing to generate sufficient opportunities. An urgent yearning for new direction has marked the start of 2019.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders, the World Economic Forum’s foundation for remarkable leaders under 40, was founded to fuel new models of leadership. Every year, our organization seeks out changemakers with the grit, foresight and potential to improve the state of the world. We look for individuals who reflect global diversity, innovate to promote public interest, and value authentic exchanges towards public-private cooperation. Our team invites them to join a five-year programme, cultivating generosity of spirit and the recognition that the world can only mirror our hopes if we work together.