By Fiona Wakelin
Every year a selection of outstanding young leaders (young meaning under 40) from around the globe is chosen by The Forum of Young Global Leaders R. This year representatives from 42 countries were selected to “responsibly improve the state of the world” – and 5 young South Africans made the cut, among them is Zuriel Naiker, Managing Director – Industry (Middle East and Africa) Sales (Africa) – at Marsh McLennan. But first, who is this community?
The Young Global Leaders ® Community is an accelerator for a dynamic community of exceptional people with the vision, courage, and influence to drive positive change in the world.
Our growing membership of more than 1,400 members and alumni of 120 nationalities includes civic and business innovators, entrepreneurs, technology pioneers, educators, activists, artists, journalists, and more.
Aligned with the World Economic Forum’s mission, we seek to drive public-private co-operation in the global public interest. We are united by the belief that today’s pressing problems present an opportunity to build a better future across sectors and boundaries. – The Forum of Young Global Leaders.
“Our leadership role extends beyond taking a stance in conversation and policy development. We must personify a sustainable, inclusive future. By harnessing the power of a diverse collective, we create, build and sustain momentum for future generations. Our actions can create a force for good and help to solve the complex problems our world now faces. I have modelled this in a corporate environment by building diverse, high-performance teams, and these experiences have helped when addressing larger-scale problems like climate change, sustainability, diversity and poverty alleviation — issues that affect us all, ” – Zuriel Naiker.
Marsh McLennan is a global professional services firm with two operating segments, Risk and Insurance Services and Consulting, comprising four major businesses, each a global leader in its field. The organisation services clients in 130 countries, is one of the Fortune 250 companies and has annual revenues of $17-billion. Marsh McLennan’s 76 000 colleagues around the world are united in purpose and action for the benefit of clients, shareholders and society.
Don’t miss out on The Future of Sustainability Summit at the end of this month