Friday, February 27, 2009

World Economic Forum Announces New Batch Of Young Global Leaders (Mark Zuckerberg, Chad Hurley, Kevin Rose And More)

World Economic Forum Announces New Batch Of Young Global Leaders (Mark Zuckerberg, Chad Hurley, Kevin Rose And More)

The World Economic Forum has just published its annual list of Young Global Leaders, recognizing “between 200 and 300 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world”.

The list of honorees, besides celebrities like Coldplay’s Chris Martin and F1 legend Michael Schumacher, includes a good number of people from the technology and Internet industry, so here’s a quick run-down of the names you might know:

  • Mark Zuckerberg - founder and CEO of Facebook
  • Kevin Rose - founder of Digg
  • Chad Hurley - co-founder and CEO of YouTube
  • Josh Silverman - CEO of Skype
  • Michael Birch - founder and CEO of Bebo
  • Premal Shah - President of Kiva
  • Lisa Huddleson - Corporate Foundation Executive Director at Dell
  • Vinny Lingham - CEO of Synthasite
  • Paul Bassat - CEO of Seek
  • Suranga Chandratillake - co-founder and CEO of blinkx
  • Michael Cannon-Brooks - co-founder of Atlassian
  • Andrej Nabergoj - co-founder and CEO of Noovo
  • Matias de Tezanos - founder of HealthCare.com
  • Kamal Quadir - founder of CellBazaar
  • Ashok Vemuri - Senior VP, Banking and Capital Markets at Infosys Technologies
  • Habib Haddad - co-founder of Yamli
  • Josh Spear - founding partner of Undercurrent


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