Heidrick & Struggles Helps Identify Young Global Leaders for World Economic Forum
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Each year approximately 200-300 exceptional individuals are identified for this honor, drawn from every region in the world and from a wide range of disciplines and sectors. Heidrick & Struggles has used its expertise to help the World Economic Forum evaluate individuals against the specific criteria that it has set out to shape this international community of young leaders.
In order to evaluate the nominees, Heidrick appointed team leaders from within its organization to be responsible for the specific regions of
The Forum nominated Young Global Leaders from 71 countries, including leaders from business, government, academia, non-profit organizations, and media. The 2009 new class represents all regions:
About Young Global Leaders
The Forum of Young Global Leaders has three objectives:
- To transform the next generation of leaders: through personal experiences that exchange knowledge, build better understanding, and define the major challenges on the global, regional, and industry agendas;
- To build a global community of peers: by engaging Young Global Leaders into networks and processes that search for forward-looking and innovative solutions for the problems which are faced by humankind; and
- To make a positive impact on global challenges: by engaging Young Global Leaders in collaborative actions that leverage their individual contributions into collective action and taskforces related to specific challenges they have identified.
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About Heidrick & Struggles
Founded in 1953, Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) is recognized as one of the world’s leading executive search firms. With more than 60 offices in the principal cities of 33 countries, it helps its clients to address strategic issues that have human capital solutions in times of growth, turnaround, acquisition, integration, expansion into new markets, and economic flux.
With its executive search, leadership services, and interim management capabilities, Heidrick & Struggles can seamlessly integrate a customized approach to meeting the diverse leadership challenges facing its client organizations. The organization prides itself on its relationships with, and immediate access to, some of the world’s most talented people.
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