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World Economic Forum publishes prestigious young global leaders list

Once described as the "most exclusive private social network in the world", the World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the newest members of its Young Global Leaders organisation, who "represent the very best potential of their generation and are advancing new models of sustainable social innovation". 
The group of 100 individuals, all under the age of 40 and compromised of artists, business leaders, public servants, technologists and social entrepreneurs, must dedicate part of their time to jointly address global challenges such as the environment, education and poverty.
Every year, thousands of candidates from around the world are nominated and assessed according to a rigorous selection criteria. Only the very best of this group are selected to create a representative body for a term of five years. 
Notable alumni include actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Larry Page.
The WEF said this year's members had been chosen because of their "creativity and innovation; their ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government and civil society; and their pioneering work in arts and culture, business, design, energy, health, public policy, sustainability and technology".
More than half of the class of 2018 are women, and the majority of the cohort are from emerging economies including Malaysia, Argentina and India.
World Economic Forum publishes prestigious young global leaders list

Actress Priyanka Chopra is also part of the 2018 Young Global Leaders class 

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Among the most well-known names on the list are Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach of Ireland, Kanika Tekriwal, chief executive of JetSetGo, India’s largest private jet company often nicknamed "the Uber of air travel", Sarah Alshuhaimi, the first woman to chair Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, Huiyan Yang, China's richest woman, and actress Priyanka Chopra.
Many of the individuals are involved in charitable initiatives. Former political prisoner Wai Wai Nu is the founder of the Women Peace Network in Myanmar, which helps women fight sexual harassment and domestic violence, while American philanthropist Alexander Soros, son of billionaire George Soros, heads up the Alexander Soros Foundation which promotes civil rights, social justice and education through grants.
Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace midfielder Mathieu Pierre Flamini is included for his environmental work through his company GFBiochemicals, which produces levulinic acid, a substance that could be an alternative to petrol.
John Dutton, head of WEF's Young Global Leaders, said: "We’re challenging these 100 women and men to do more and be more. They’ll join a community of enterprising, socially minded leaders working as a force for good, and highlight the potential for innovation to correct the shortcomings in our economies and societies."
The three Britons in the 2018 class are Maya Foa, a highly decorated lawyer working to end extreme human rights abuses, Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence lab that was acquired by Google in 2014 for a reported ?400m, and Paralympic swimmer Susannah Rogers, who now serves as non-executive director on the Board of the British Athletes Commission (BAC).
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