Wale Tinubu named Young Global Leader

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January 21, 2007

 

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>The ascendancy of young Nigerians to leadership positions in business, politics and other aspects of human endeavour gained global recognition with the inclusion of the Group Managing Director of the Oando Group, Mr. Adewale Tinubu on the list of Young Global Leaders 2007 by the World Economic Forum.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Tinubu made the shortlist of 250 young persons from around the world recongnised for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and their potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world, according to a WEF statement obtained by our correspondent on Friday.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>The </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = \"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags\" /><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Geneva</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-GB>, Switzerland-based organisation said a selection committee of 34 eminent international media leaders chaired by Her majesty, Queen Rania of </SPAN><st1:country-region><st1:place><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Jordan</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN lang=EN-GB>, drew the shortlist from a pool of 4,000 nominees.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Members include Chief Executive, Pearson, United Kingdom, Marjorie Scardino; Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times; Mr. Arthur Sulzberger; Chief Executive Officer, Reuters, United Kingdom; Mr. Tom Glocer; and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Television Network, Japan, Mr. Hisashi Hieda,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>The 2007 list includes 125 business leaders, as well as leaders from governments, academia, media and society at large from nearly 70 countries.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Tinubu was named along the likes of Chief Financial Officer, J Sainsbury, United Kingdom, Mr. Darren Shapland; Co-Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs International, United Kingdom: Mr. Michael Sherwood; Chairman, Managing Director/CEO, Financial Technologies of India, Jignesh Shah; Managing Director/Co-Head, Emerging Markets Group, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, India, Mr. Ruchir Sharma; and Senior Managing Director and Chief Institutional Strategist, Bear Stearns Companies, United States, Mr. Leo Tilman.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>The current community of 416 Young Global Leaders represents 90 countries and also includes the co-founders of Internet Company, Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Explaining the rationale for the creation of the Forum for Young Leaders, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab said “Confronting and tackling global challenges will require fresh, strategic thinking from global leaders, as well as innovative and truly international solutions based on global collaboration.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>“This is why I created The Forum of Young Global Leaders - to be a voice for the future in global thought processes. This unique global network has the potential to tackle global challenges through knowledge sharing and leveraging horizontal networks of collaborative platforms. Together, they form a powerful international force for the global common good.”<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Established in 2004, The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of the worldÃÃâ€

 

’¢â‚¬â„¢s most extraordinary young leaders who dedicate a part of their time to jointly address global challenges and who are committed to devote part of their knowledge and energy to collectively work towards a better future.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

 

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<P class=MsoNormal style=\"MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify\"><SPAN lang=EN-GB>Together, they engage in the 2030 Initiative, a comprehensive endeavour, to understand current and future trends, risks and opportunities both at global and regional levels, formulate a positive vision for the world in 2030 and put forward concrete strategies and work streams to translate their vision into action.<I><SPAN style=\"COLOR: silver\"> - punch</SPAN></I></SPAN></P>

 

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<TD colSpan=2>CEO, Camerapix, Kenya , Kenya</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Salim Amin is the CEO of Camerapix. Based in Nairobi, with an office in London,

 

Camerapix TV is one of the longest-operating, full service television production companies in Africa. It has an experienced and award-winning staff of journalists, producers, cameramen, sound engineers, editors and technicians and offers its international clients a wide array of media services including television production, publishing and photography. Home to four million images of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and with over 8,000 hours of unique and historic video footage, the Camerapix archive is the largest visual resource of its kind in Africa. Camerapix\'s sister company, Camerapix Publishers International, produces a series of award winning travel guides, coffee table books, and glossy in-flight magazines. Salim is also the chairman of the Mohammed Amin Foundation, launched in 1998 in memory of his internationally renowned photographer father. The foundation\'s goal is to provide would-be African journalists with the tools and knowledge to tell local stories to an international audience. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Awuah , Jr., Patrick G. </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Founder and President, Ashesi University College, Ghana , Ghana</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr. is the founder and president of Ashesi University College in Accra, the first non-religious private sector university in the country and a subsidiary of Ashesi University Foundation, a non-profit, publicly supported corporation based in Seattle, Washington. Ashesi\'s vision is to train a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial business leaders in Africa to have the technological competence to engage in the demands of globalization. The school offers undergraduate degrees in computer science and business administration with a broad liberal arts core. Ashesi\'s curricula were designed in collaboration with some of America\'s most competitive liberal arts universities including Harvard, Swarthmore College and Berkeley, and standards are intended to be comparable. The inaugural class for the BSc degree began on March 4, 2002. Patrick previously worked as programme manager for Microsoft Corporation in the US. He holds an MBA from Berkeley University\'s Haas School of Business, a BSc in Engineering and a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi honour society for excellence in engineering. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Boateng , Ozwald </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Founder, House of Boateng, Ghana , Ghana</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Fashion Designer Ozwald Boateng is founder of the House of Boateng. Previously, n he was Creative Director of Givenchy menswear. He began making bespoke suits in 1990 and is widely credited with introducing Savile Row tailoring to a new generation. The first tailor to stage a catwalk show in Paris, Ozwald\'s many clients include Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Keanu Reeves and Mick Jagger. He was recently named one of the 100 Great Black Britons by The Voice and the Greater London Authority. Ozwald was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2006 Queen\'s New Year\'s Honours. Ozwald studied computing at Southwark College. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Maasdorp , Leslie W. </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Vice Chairman Barclays Capital and Absa Capital , South Africa</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Leslie W. Maasdorp is the Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital and Absa Capital. In 2002, he was the first African to be appointed as International Advisor to Goldman Sachs International, a position he held for 4 years. He led the privatisation program of the South African Government when he served as Deputy Director General in the Department of Public Enterprises from 1999 until 2002. In 1994, after the first democratic elections in South Africa, he was appointed, at age 27, as Special Adviser to the Minister of Labour. Prior to 1994 he served as Policy Adviser to the Department of Economic Planning of the African National Congress (ANC). As a student in the 1980’s, he was an anti-apartheid political activist and served as President of the Student Representative Council at the University of the Western Cape. During this time he was detained without trial for 12 months. Upon his release he worked in the trade union movement as Regional Secretary of SACTWU in the Eastern Cape. His private sector experience includes working as Senior manager in Strategy for Deloitte Consulting for 4 years. He is Chairman of Yard Capital, a private equity investment company which he co-founded. He is Senior Adviser to Business leadership South Africa, and serves on various Boards including the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), Johnnic, Fujitsu Services (SA), Robor and TCTA. Leslie holds an M.Sc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Mutambara , Arthur </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Member, Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe , Zimbabwe</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara is a Member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe. A faction of the party elected him president in February 2006. The Movement for Democratic Change was founded in 1999 as the official opposition party to the Zanu-PF party led by Robert Mugabe. It was formed by many members of a broad coalition of civil society groups and individuals that campaigned for a No vote in the 2000 Constitutional referendum, in particular the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions. The MDC embraces liberal and other democratic forces. Arthur was a leader of the student movement within Zimbabwe in 1988-1989, leading anti-government protests at the University of Zimbabwe, which ultimately led to his arrest and imprisonment. He has worked as a Professor of Business Strategy and as a consultant for McKinsey &amp; Company. After being released from prison, Arthur pursued a Rhodes Scholarship at Merton College, Oxford, where he earned a PhD in Robotics and Mechatronics. He also studied in the USA where he held several professorships in the same field, including at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Payet , Rolph Antoine </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Principal Secretary, Department of the Environment, Government of the Seychelles, Seychelles , Seychelles</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Rolph Antoine Payet is the Principal Secretary of the Department of the Environment of the Seychelles. Previously, he served as Director-General (Policy, Planning and Services) as Director (Industrial Management and Planning), as Assistant Director (Pollution Control), and as an Environmental Biochemist. He is also the Interim Co-ordinator of East Africa UNEP Regional Coordination Unit and Coordinator for the Research Programme on Coral Reef Degradation in the Indian Ocean Islands. Rolph also chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is the Chairman and founder of the Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology. He holds a PhD from the University of Kalmar in Environmental Science, an MSc in Coastal Zone Management from the University of Ulster, an MBA from the University of Surrey, and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD colSpan=2>Chairman, The Shuttleworth Foundation, South Africa , South Africa</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Mark Shuttleworth is Chairman of The Shuttleworth Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding innovative projects in education and entrepreneurship in Africa. In early 2004 he founded the Ubuntu project, which aims to produce a free, high quality desktop operating system for all. In April 2002 Mark became a cosmonaut crewmember of Soyuz mission TM34, and traveled to the International Space Station. Mark is also the founder of Thawte, a company specializing in digital certificates and internet privacy. He sold Thawte to US company VeriSign in 1999, and went on to found HBD Venture Capital and The Shuttleworth Foundation. Mark studied Finance and Information Technology at the University of Cape Town. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Timba , Patterson F. </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Chief Executive Officer and Founder, ReNaissance Financial Holdings Ltd., Zimbabwe , Zimbabwe</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Patterson F. Timba is the CEO and founder of ReNaissance Financial Holdings Ltd., which deals in advisory, corporate finance and project finance, trading and trade finance, as well as corporate and institutional banking. The organization, which he founded in 2001, plans to expand into sub-Saharan Africa over a five- year period. Patterson was Managing Director at Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe, Renaissance Advisory Services 1999-2001 before founding ReNaissance Merchant Bank. Previously, he was Assistant General Manager of Corporate Finance at the bank 1997-1999. He was Senior Manager, Merchant Banking Division at Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe 1995-1996. From 1994-1995 Patterson was Manager of the Corporate and project Finance Division at the Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, Zimbabwe. He worked with Ernst &amp; Young Chartered Accountants from 1989-1994. Patterson holds a BA in Accountancy from the University of Zimbabwe. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Tinubu , J. Adewale </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Group Chief Executive Officer, Oando Plc., Nigeria , Nigeria</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Adewale J. Tinubu is the Group CEO of Oando Plc., a structured, principal investment firm with diversified interests across West Africa in the energy, real estate, telecommunications and financial advisory services sectors. He assumed the position in January 2005 after Oando\'s affiliate and subsidiary companies were consolidated into an integrated energy group known as the Oando Group. Prior to taking this position, he was CEO of Oando Plc., a position he assumed in July 2001 after serving as the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the company. Adewale started his career in his family\'s law firm, K.O. Tinubu &amp; Co. where he worked on corporate and petroleum law assignments. In 1994, he became one of the founding partners of the Ocean and Oil Group. While at Ocean and Oil, he was responsible for the strategic expansion of the business. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. Adewale has an LLB from the University of Liverpool, England and an LLM from the London School of Economics, where he specialized in International Finance and Shipping. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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<TD bgColor=#ffebb7><B>Wainaina , Binyavanga </B></TD>
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<TD colSpan=2>Founder, Kwani Trust, Kenya , Kenya</TD></TR>
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<TD colSpan=2>Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan author, playwright, journalist and the Founding Editor of Kwani Trust, the first literary magazine in East Africa. Kwani has become an important source of new writing from Africa, with several writers being nominated for, and winning, the Caine Prize. Kwani has been featured in the Washington Post, the Miami Herald and The Independent. Kwani stories have been read on BBC and featured on international television. Binyavanga worked in Cape Town for some years as a freelance food and travel writer. In July 2002 he won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Discovering Home. He has written for The EastAfrican, National Geographic, The Sunday Times (South Africa), and The Guardian. He is currently a Writer-in-Residence at Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he is teaching, lecturing and working on a novel. In 2003, he was given an award by the Kenya Publisher\'s Association, in recognition of his services to Kenyan Literature. Binyavanga studied Commerce at the University of Transkei in South Africa. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
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