World Economic Forum chooses 13 Africans to be part of its 2022 class of WEF’s 100 Young Global Leaders.

April 28, 2022

World Economic Forum chooses 13 Africans to be part of its 2022 class of WEF’s 100 Young Global Leaders. The individuals under 40 years of age are from different categories, including the Academia/Think-tank, Arts & Culture, Business, Public Figure, Social Entrepreneur, and Civil Society. The members come from 42 countries and will participate in a 3-year leadership development program to help them reach their next level of impact.

The list featured 4 South Africans, 3 Kenyans, two Ghanaians, an Algerian, Namibian, Egyptian, and Somalian. The WEF selected these leaders for paving the way on global issues and presenting exceptional ingenuity & vision across their fields. They were also chosen for leading by example and solving complex problems with innovative approaches.

The 13 young African leaders are:
o South Africa: Lesley Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer, African Risk Capacity “ARC” Ltd
o South Africa: Zuriel Naiker, Managing Director, Sales and Distribution, Africa, Marsh & McLennan Companies
o South Africa: Esha Mansingh, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, Imperial Logistics Limited
o South Africa: Sumayya Vally, Founder and Principal, Counterspace, (South Africa).
o Kenya: Dominic Wadongo, Group Head of Operational Risk, Equity Group Holdings Plc
o Kenya: Eva Otieno, Principal, Africa Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Ltd.
o Kenya: Nasreen Ali Mohamed, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cherehani Africa
o Ghana: James Kwame Mensah, Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana
o Ghana: Françoise Moudouthe, Chief Executive Officer, African Women’s Development Fund
o Algeria: Soraya Djermoun, Author, Geopolitical expert
o Namibia: James Mnyupe, Presidential Economic Adviser; Green Hydrogen Commissioner, Office of the President of Namibia
o Egypt: Sahar Albazar, Parliament Member & Deputy Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee, Egyptian Parliament
o Somalia: Ilwad Elman, Chief Operating Officer, Elman Peace HRC

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