Heidrick & Struggles helps World Economic Forum identify 2016 Young Global Leaders
Heidrick & Struggles has partnered with the World Economic Forum for the ninth consecutive year to help assess the global nominees for the Young Global Leaders for 2016.
The company says it has leveraged its global talent expertise to assist the World Economic Forum in evaluating talented individuals across the world for selection to join the international community of Young Global Leaders (YGL).
This year, 121 Young Global Leaders—all under the age of 40—were tapped from over 50 countries.
Tracy Wolstencroft, Heidrick & Struggles president and CEO, said, "These creative and talented young individuals already are making distinctive contributions to our global society.
"As they become connected through the World Economic Forum's YGL network, we expect the collective impact of these dynamic leaders to be even greater."
The YGL Class of 2016 includes individuals from North America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders has established a comprehensive selection process for identifying and selecting the most exceptional next-generation leaders. Each year, thousands of candidates from around the world are proposed through a qualified nomination process and assessed according to rigorous selection criteria. Candidates are evaluated by the Forum's Young Global Leaders Team, Heidrick & Struggles and, as a final step, screened by a selection committee.
In total, more than 50 consultants and associates globally were involved in the review. Candidates are selected based on their proven track record of professional accomplishments, breadth of expertise, commitment to society and ability to overcome adversity, among other criteria.