WEF recognises Lokesh as Young Global Leader-2019

Amaravati: IT Minister N Lokesh has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as their Young Global Leader for 2019, on Wednesday. It has announced 12 persons from South Asia as Young Global Leaders.

Lokesh will continue as Young Global Leader in the Economic Forum for next five years. The office of Lokesh confirmed that World Economic Forum has recognised him with the title.

"Nara Lokesh is accelerating development even in the most remote villages of Andhra Pradesh as one of the youngest ministers in the country," explained the WEF on its official website.

One hundred and twenty seven of the world's most promising social activists, business leaders, public servants, artists and technologists under the age of 40 have been invited to join the World Economic Forum's community of Young Global Leaders.

They are pushing boundaries, achieving firsts and breaking traditional rules to improve the world. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a diverse community of leaders from all walks of life and from every region of the world. Current members lead governments and Fortune 500 companies, hold Nobel Prizes and Academy Awards, and have become UN Goodwill Ambassadors and Social Entrepreneurs.

The community aims to bring together individuals with different skill sets from exciting fields to shape an inclusive and sustainable future for the world. By working as a community, Young Global Leaders have supported the entrepreneurial skills of young refugees in the Kenyan camp of Kakuma, and are pushing governments to set up a "New Deal for Nature" that will protect lands and oceans, and are tackling hunger and malnutrition using social gastronomy.

Notable alumni include Amal Clooney, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, United Kingdom; Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Larry Page, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Google, USA; and Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group, China.
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