Chief Executive Officer, Miku Hirano, has been selected as a member of the 2022 Class of Young Global Leaders (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF is recognized for organizing the Davos Forums, as well as other international conferences and communities to build a sustainable and inclusive future.
・The World Economic Forum today unveils the world’s most promising 109 Young Global Leaders under the age of 40, involved in activities from green energy and health equity to refugee rights and education reform
・They join the Forum of Young Global Leaders, whose members have gone on to become Nobel Prize recipients, heads of state, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and Grammy Award winners
・Discover the new Young Global Leader (YGL) class on www.wef.ch/ygl22
The Forum of Young Global Leaders was founded in 2005 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, to help shape future leaders who are equipped to both take responsibility for creating a more sustainable and inclusive world, and to address its increasingly complex and interrelated challenges. Today, there are over 1,400 members and alumni from more than 120 countries. Notable members include prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica, entrepreneurs Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Rhea Mazumdar Singhal, peace activist Victor Ochen, and economist Esther Duflo.
YGLs are active in today’s most exciting and dynamic fields and focus on impact. In the past year, YGLs have made bold commitments to restore 21 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in India, have come together to establish the first corporate movement for clean air to create healthy communities around the world, and have even launched a $1 billion gender fund to advance global equity and women’s leadership.
The class of 2022 is gender equal and has representatives from 42 countries. Members will take part in a three-year leadership development programme that will help them reach their next level of impact. The programme offers executive education courses, expeditions and opportunities to collaborate and test ideas with a trusted network of peers.
Surrounding her participation in the programme, Cinnamon AI CEO, Miku Hirano, who was selected as a member of the YGL Class of 2022 comments that “of the 109 members selected for this year’s class, only three are from Japan. Being part of such a select few is both an honor and a responsibility. As humanity faces challenges that we have yet to experience, I vow to leverage technology and innovation for the future of society, and work with the YGL community to realize the mission of ‘improving the state of the world’. As part of the AI industry, I will seek to advance and incorporate AI technology to revolutionize society and create a world in which all members empowered to reach new goals.”
“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,” said Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
“The World Economic Forum is delighted to welcome this year’s class of Young Global Leaders. Their commitment to improving the state of the world is crucial at a time where collaboration is needed more than ever,” said Nicole Schwab, Board Member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
Please refer to the official release from WEF for the full class list