WEF recognises Bhumi Pednekar, Adwaita Nayar among five Indians as Young Global Leaders for 2024 – CNBCTV18

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced its Young Global Leaders Community Class of 2024. Among these leaders, five Indians have been recognised for their significant contributions in their respective fields and their commitment to driving positive change.

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New Leaders Emerge: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced its Young Global Leaders Community Class of 2024. This year’s cohort comprises nearly 90 changemakers from various fields, including politics, business, civil society, the arts and academia. These individuals are united in their drive to make a lasting impact on their communities and beyond. (Image: Reuters)

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Indian Leaders in Focus: Among these leaders, five Indians have been recognised for their significant contributions in their respective fields and their commitment to driving positive change. Here’s a short profile of the five Indians who have been recognised as Young Global Leaders in 2024: (Image source Shutterstock)

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Bhumi Pednekar: An acclaimed actress in the Indian film industry, Bhumi debuted in the film “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” in 2015, which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She is known for portraying strong, small-town women character in her films.

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Adwaita Nayar: Adwaita is the CEO of FSN E-Commerce Ventures Pvt. Ltd (NYKAA). She is the daughter of Falguni Nayar, the founder of Nykaa. In 2018, Adwaita was appointed as the CEO of ‘Nykaa Fashion,’ an extended branch of the company that sells fashion products.

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Arjun Bhartia: Arjun is a Director at Jubilant Group. He graduated from Brown University and worked as an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company. He has served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Jubilant Pharmova Limited since May 2017.

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Priya Agarwal Hebbar: Priya is a Non-Executive Director at Vedanta Limited. She is the daughter of Anil Agarwal, the founder of Vedanta. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Management from the University of Warwick.

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Sharad Vivek Sagar: Sharad is the Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global. He is a globally renowned social entrepreneur and was enlisted in the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list as a social entrepreneur. He founded Dexterity Global at the age of 16.

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Nurturing Future Leaders: Nicole Schwab, Board Member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, said, ”For two decades, we have sought out and nurtured young leaders dedicated to improving the state of the world, and today, we are proud to welcome the latest cohort of Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders remains steadfast in its mission to foster collaboration and responsible leadership.”

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