Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released a list of 115 Young Global Leaders.
While announcing the list, Geneva-based WEF said these ‘change-makers’ from as many as 52 countries are working in areas ranging from revamping of health systems to investigating corruption while using their power of the under the 40s to change the world.
As a proud announcement, Byju Classes’ founder Byju Raveendran and Zomato’s co-founder Gaurav Gupta are among the five Indians named in the list. The other three Indians on the list are Tara Singh Vachani (CEO of Antara Senior Living), Vinati Mutreja (Managing Director and CEO, Vinati Organics Limited), and Swapan Mehra (CEO, Iora Ecological Solutions).
Byju Raveendran is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Byju’s Learning App. Byju’s is the first startup in Asia to be funded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife’s foundation, The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.
Gaurav Gupta is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Zomato. He is part of the core leadership team, driving growth and transformation in the organization.
Tara Singh Vachani
Tara Singh Vachani is the Chief Executive Officer of Antara Senior Living, a subsidiary of the Max India Group. Antara Senior Living focuses on improving the lives of seniors and is the first venture is creating vibrant residential communities that offer Lifestyle with Lifecare.
Vinati’s father started VOL, a specialty manufacturing company in 1990. In 2006 Vinati joined the company. Since her joining the company profits revenues have risen from Rs 66 crore to Rs 1,000 crore. The company was listed under Asia’s 200 Best under a Billion Dollar companies by Forbes.
Swapan, Founder & CEO of IORA, is an environmental finance and policy expert, proficient in designing and implementing projects and policy interventions in forestry, biodiversity conservation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Under the age of 40, these individuals are among the most promising artists, activists, academics, executives and political leaders and they are “pushing boundaries, achieving firsts, innovating and breaking traditional rules to improve the world,” the WEF said in a statement.