Dr. James Kwame Mensah, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, at the University of Ghana Business School has been honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (YGL).
On April 20, the World Economic Forum unveils the world’s most promising 108 Young Global Leaders (YGL) under the age of 40, involved in activities from green energy and health equity to refugee rights and education reforms.
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. Dr. Mensah is among seven in the category of academic.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders was founded in 2005 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, to create a world where leaders take responsibility for a sustainable and inclusive world while addressing 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.
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.
Members will go through leadership education in top universities such as Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Stanford University, and the University of Virginia. Members will also have the opportunity to attend high-level meetings such as United Nations General Assembly.
The programme offers executive education courses, expeditions, and opportunities to collaborate and test ideas with a trusted network of peers.