Overnight, the World Economic Forum unveiled 108 of the world’s most promising Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2022. Gender equal, and with representatives from 42 countries, the new class are involved in activities from green energy and health equity to refugee rights and education reform.
Sophia Hamblin Wang joins a growing alliance of 1400 members and alumni representing 120 nationalities. YGLs head governments and Fortune 500 companies, are recipients of Nobel Prizes and Grammy Awards, and serve as UN Goodwill Ambassadors.
Boston Consulting Group Managing Director & Partner Caroline Blanch Israel joins Hamblin Wang as the only two representatives from Australasia and Oceania. Alumni of the Forum from the region include Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden, artist Jessica Mauboy, and Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of Canva Pty Ltd Melanie Perkins. Global alumni include President of France Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin.
Active community members are representing businesses and institutions such as Stanford University, PayPal, Schneider Electric, Amazon Web Services, Google, Mastercard, Blackrock, Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Swiss Re, UBER, Slack, Volkswagen Group, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
"It is a true honour to be joining this stellar group of Young Global Leaders in 2022, working at the forefront of creating equitable and fair outcomes for the world. I look forward to this valuable opportunity to amplify our leadership potential, with assistance from the World Economic Forum. The YGL program will allow me to unlock my own leadership potential and strive for excellence. Participating in this initiative greatly aligns with the values of MCi to advance a more sustainable and inclusive world."
- Sophia Hamblin Wang, MCi COO
During the selection process, Hamblin Wang was directly endorsed by friend and mentor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Prize laureate and Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU).
‘ANU graduates really do make a difference globally. Sophia is a shining example of this. I am very proud of Sophia’s leadership in creating a global company that is on a mission to build a more sustainable future... I look forward to Sophia and her company Mineral Carbonation International, turning the vision of a more sustainable planet into reality'
- Dr. Brian Schmidt
Each year, the World Economic Forum announces its new class of Young Global Leaders, undertaking a rigorous selection process to identify and celebrate remarkable leaders under the age of 40 who exemplify hope, empathy, authenticity, and the drive to develop solutions that can change the world for the better. Members take part in a three-year leadership development programme that will help them reach their next level of impact.
‘The leaders celebrated today have demonstrated exceptional ingenuity and vision across their fields. While they represent diverse sectors, regions, and issue areas, they are united in their commitment to lead towards a more inclusive and sustainable world.'
- Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
Hamblin Wang’s speeches at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 2020 and the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 were very well received and have been enormously successful, ensuring that carbon utilisation and the circular carbon economy are key technologies in industrial decarbonisation plans. Sophia’s leadership journey will continue to outline the massive market potential for market leaders helping the world on the race to net zero.
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