World Economic Forum released Young Global Leaders 2014 list

World Economic Forum (WEF) released Young Global Leader’s 2014 list

Created On: Mar 12, 2014 11:15 ISTModified On: Mar 13, 2014 11:20 IST

World Economic Forum (WEF) released Young Global Leader’s 2014 list on 11 March 2014. The WEF recognised 214 Young Global Leaders (YGLs). Among them 109 are woman who  were recognised for leadership and service to society.


The Young Global Leaders 2014 came from 66 countries across 7 regions and equally represent the public and private sector and belong to professions including academia, arts and culture, civil society, government, media and not-for-profit organisations.

The YGL Class of 2014 includes 49 individuals from East Asia, 46 from Europe, 17 from Latin America, 18 from the Middle East and North Africa, 48 from North America, 17 from South Asia and 19 from sub-Saharan Africa.

There were 17 young global leaders in South Asia, out of which 14 were from India.  Following are the Indians among the YGLs list.




Pallavi S. Aiyar

Author and Journalist

The Hindu and Free  Lance


Farhan Akhtar

Film Director, Actor, Producer


Excel Entertainment Production House


Sachin Bansal

Co-Founder and Chief

Executive Officer


Avani Davda

Chief Executive Officer

Tata Starbucks Limited


Mohit Joshi

Vice-President and Head, Europe


Infosys Ltd

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Executive Director and  CEO


HCL Corporation Ltd

Vishwarupe Narain

India’s Head

Texas Pacific Group

Nandini Piramal

Executive Director and Head of HR 


Piramal Enterprises  Limited

Rishad Premji

Chief Strategy Officer, IT  Business



Anoop Ratnaker Rao

Chief Operating Officer

Naandi Foundation

Chiki Sarkar

Chief Executive Officer

Penguin Random House


Parmesh Shahani

Head of Innovation


Godrej Industries Ltd

Anurag Thakur

MP & National President BJYM

BJP's Youth


Ratheesan Yoganathan

Co-Founder and Group


Lebara Group

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