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BRAC's senior director Asif Saleh named 2013 Young Global Leader

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13 March 2013, Dhaka. The World Economic Forum (WEF) named Asif Saleh as one of its Young Global Leaders (YGL) of 2013 on 12 March 2013. The World Economic Forum, known for its annual meetings in Davos, is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Asif Saleh joins 198 other young leaders from 70 countries under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the society. These 199 honourees (42 percent of whom are women) come from all sectors, with half of them from business sector and the other half from arts and culture, academia, civil society, government, media and non-profits.

“The Forum of Young Global Leaders provides a unique effort to engage the younger generation into the management of global affairs, working together and being integrated into the larger forum community. The Young Global Leaders have an exceptional opportunity to improve the state of the world,” said Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of World Economic Forum.

Congratulating the senior director, BRAC's founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed said, “It is a great achievement for Asif and BRAC and I believe it will enable him to amplify the voices of the marginalized community at the global dialogue”.

Mr. Saleh said he was humbled by the recognition and excited by the prospect of collaborating with other honourees in shaping the global policy dialogue by bringing the social, private and public sector together.

Drawing from a pool of several thousand candidates, the honourees were selected for their proven track record of leadership excellence, ability to overcome adversity and commitment to society. The selection committee of 2013 YGLs was chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The 2013 honourees will become part of the broader YGL community to turn their personal success into global significance by up-scaling ideas that lead to positive changes in societies.


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