Sanjay Chandra,11 other Indians among WEF Young Global Leaders

Apart from Chandra and Hooda, another MP Meenakshi Natarajan, and Hirco Group's Founder and Co-Chairman Priya Hiranandani Vandrevala figure in the the list released today.

WEF's Young Global Leaders (YGL) features 190 individuals from 65 countries and from diverse fields of business, politics and media, among ohers. Of the total, women account for 44 per cent.

It recognises people for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping future of the world.

"... I am particularly proud of this year's honourees, who make up the most diverse class of YGLs ever," WEF's Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said.

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Gita Gopinath, Mahindra Reva's Deputy Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Chetan Maini, Co-Founder of Ambulance Access for All Shaffi Mather, Ocimum Biosolutions' Founder and CEO Anuradha Acharya, and Directi's CEO Bhavin Turakhia are also among the global young leaders.

Other Indians in the list inlude Sandeep Chatterjee, Chief Technology Officer with Source Trace Systems, and Manish Khera who is CEO of Financial Inclusion Network and Operations.

Ramakarthikeyan Srikrishna, HCL Technologies Infrastructure Services Division Founding Partner and Head of Global Strategy and Sales, also features in the list.
These names have been selected from about 5,000 candidates.

"The challenges faced by the next generation of leaders are more daunting and intractable than ever and cannot be mastered with the current set of strategies, institutions, standards and attitudes," Schwab said.

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