On March 14, the World Economic Forum announced the 2014 members selected to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders, recognizing their achievements and contribution to society. We are delighted to report that that three members of our Asia 21 Young Leaders Infinitive—Doris Dumlao, Sabeen Mahmud, and Dorjee Sun—were among this year’s YGLs.
DORIS DUMLAO, also an Asia 21 Young Leader and the Philippine Daily Inquirer senior business reporter, is among this year’s list of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Dumlao, who is also part of WEF’s Global Advisory Council in Southeast Asia, has earned various awards and distinctions during her 16 years with the Phil. Daily Inquirer, where she currently covers the capital markets and banking sectors. In 2011, Dumlao was also named among the most influential Filipinos according to a survey by dominant search engine Google.com.
SABEEN MAHMUD is the Founder and Director of Peace Niche, a not-for-profit organization based in Karachi, Pakistan, that promotes democratic discourse and conflict resolution through intellectual and cultural engagement within and beyond the premises of its multipurpose space, called The Second Floor (T2F). T2F is a meeting place and playground for poets, writers, artists, bloggers, entrepreneurs, students, and activists. A social entrepreneur committed to the intersection of the liberal arts, technology, and activism, Sabeen has created a hub for creative expression in the chaotic, troubled port city of Karachi. She is also a member of the Asia Society’s India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative, a forum designed to broaden the dialogue on India-Pakistan relations through a focus on next generation leaders.
DORJEE SUN is CEO of Carbon Conservation and is passionate about forests, carbon, community development, conservation and climate change. Carbon Conservation’s work covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, plantations and projects that incentivize the preservation of tropical rainforests by helping forest owners and local communities generate alternative revenues through the carbon finance market.
The WEF is renowned for its annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, with its aim to “improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” It published the 2014 class list of Young Global Leaders last March 11 that contains 214–all under 40–outstanding “global citizens.”