- Every year the World Economic Forum comes up with a report appreciating young leaders from around the world.
- Leaders who are under the age of 40 are on the list from around the world.
From media agencies to government forums, we need to be thankful to them who keep appreciating the young minds from time to time. Last time we took you through some of the most innovative companies from around the world (thanks to Fast Company), and this time we will talk about some of our young Indian leaders on the list of World Economic Forum.
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Indian Leaders Who Made It on The WEF Young Global Leaders List This Year:
The man behind Zomato, he is the co-founder and COO of the food delivery app. Let’s take a moment to thank him for being a savior during the times when we used to crave our favorite dishes. If we talk about Indian leaders, and if we don’t mention Gaurav Gupta, I guess the list remains incomplete.
Schools, colleges and their curriculum were lingering in the Indian education system for a long time and there was no recent reform in it while all other sectors kept on growing and glowing. It was Byju Raveendran who brought a revolution in the Indian education sector.
Through the careful integration of analytics, machine learning, and his knowledge, Byjus is unbeatable in terms of market share, creativity and user base.
Motivation is something that cannot be taught, it can be felt and experienced. The goosebumps you get when you listen to someone’s struggles and how they grew out of their trap. Everyone today lacks motivation and they keep on searching for that spark which can ignite their souls.
This is why Bhavin Shah stood up and stepped forward to help people give all the motivation they seek.
Our NRI from San Francisco is the CEO and co-founder of Lab4U – a venture where everyone has the opportunity to discover the world around them through experimentation. Its solutions for science education are making a once dream into a reality.
American author, composer, producer, navy officer, a military veteran, an investment banker, and a financial executive. According to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, he is the best-selling author in 11 books.
Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy and the Creation of a New American Mythology was one of his early books in 2008. If we talk about his previous career roles, he was a vice president at JPMorgan Chase.
With a plethora of achievements, Kabir Sehgal is one of the young Indian leaders on the list this year.
He is the Executive Vice President at Mastercard. His corporate career started as a research associate in National Aerospace Laboratories in Bangalore. Throughout his corporate career, he worked with several multinationals before finally getting associated with Mastercard.
With a master’s in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and a deep knowledge of financial markets. Akshay NAheta brings expertise in technology, finance and risk management to his work at the Vision Fund. He formerly founded Knight Assets & Co. where he served as Managing partner from 2011 until 2017. Prior to that, he was Head of Principal Strategies at Deutsche Bank AG.
Tara Singh Vachani:
Next on the list of Indian leaders is Tara Singh Vachani the CEO of Antara Senior Living, a subsidiary of the Max India Group. Antara Senior Living focuses on improving the lives of seniors and is the first venture creating residential communities that offer a lifestyle with lifecare.
She has also worked with the Corporate Development team at Max India Foundation. Tara has a diverse academic background and learning, she majored in Politics and South Asian studies at the National University of Singapore.
Vasudev Mahadeva Salgaocar:
1916-1984 – He was an Indian businessman, founder, and chairman of the V.M Salgaocar Group of Companies, active mainly in iron or mining, but also in coal mining and wind energy.
He also founded Salgaocar Football Club in 1956, a professional football club who play in the I-League is based in Vasco, Goa and are owned by his company.
So these were our Indian leaders showcased on the WEF’s list of Young Global Leaders of 2020. We hope to see more of it the next year.