Ethiopia – World Economic Forum Selects Bethlehm Tilahun Alemu As Young Global Leader 2011
“The World Economic Forum is a true multi-stakeholder community of global decision-makers in which the Young Global Leaders represent the voice for the future and the hopes of the next generation. The diversity of the YGL community and its commitment to shaping a better future through action-oriented initiatives of public interest is even more important at a time when the world is in need of new energy to solve intractable challenges,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Drawn from a pool of more than 5,000 high level global candidates, the Young Global Leaders 2011 were chosen by an elite selection committee of global business and media leaders, chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
As a 2011 honouree, Bethlehem will become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders community that currently comprises 660 outstanding individuals. This year’s Young Global Leaders will convene at an annual summit in Dalian, People’s Republic of China from 12 to 16 September, as well as at World Economic Forum events and meetings throughout the year. These events enable YGLs to build a strong and diverse community, to engender a better understanding of the global and regional agendas and to engage in initiatives to address specific challenges of public interest.