Five Indians join World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders community

CHENNAI: Five Indians have joined the community of 100 leaders named as Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Blippar cofounder and CEO Ambarish Mitra, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Tamara Hospitality director Shruti Shibulal, Swaniti Initiative founder Rwitwika Bhattacharya and editor at Fortune India Hindol Sengupta are among the chosen ones from India.
Hundred leaders in business, government, academia and the media - all aged under 40 years- have been selected to the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGLs), a community of exceptional young individuals who work in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum and other stakeholders around the world to identify solutions to better serve society at large.
 
The selection was based on the proven track record of his leadership experience, record of professional accomplishments, ability to overcome adversity and commitment to society.
Previous YGL nominees include Jack Ma (executive chairman, Alibaba Group), Larry Page (Co-founder and CEO, Google) and Naoko Yamazaki (astronaut).
 
On being named a Young Global Leader this year, Mitra said, "I'm honoured to join the Young Global Leaders community and am excited to collaborate with my fellow YGLs on our shared commitment to shaping the global future. It's a great opportunity as well to share with others my ambition of creating an environment where knowledge is equally accessible and free to all and to draw on the YGL community and World Economic Forum to help in making this happen."
"We've asked these young leaders to join the YGL community because of their ground-breaking work, creative approaches to problems and ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government and civil society. These leaders highlight the potential for innovation to correct the shortcomings in our economies and societies," said John Dutton, head of the forum of YGL at the World Economic Forum.
 
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