Switzerland: The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday recognised Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh as their Young Global Leader for 2019.
The WEF on Wednesday announced the 2019 Young Global Leaders list, which included 127 individuals from across the globe.
Lokesh has been recognised as Young Global Leader for fifth consecutive time this year.
The forum of Young Global Leaders 2019 witnessed the participation of social activists, business leaders, public servants, artists and technologists under the age of 40.
Launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2004, the Global Young Leaders forum is a community of young leaders from all walks of life and from every region of the world, including Heads of governments to UN Goodwill Ambassadors and Nobel Prize winners.
According to WEF, more than half of the new members who made it to the list are females.
Most of the young leaders are from developing countries with enhanced understanding and promoting innovative ideas in the fields of art, business, civil society, energy, government and health.
The individuals are expected to take part in a five-year programme that will help them identify new ways to learn more innovative ideas.
“We look to these leaders to take forward the challenge of improving the state of the world. In offering opportunities and experiences to transform their understanding of the possibilities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are investing in them to drive a future where we all can flourish,” said Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.