Dr. James Kwame Mensah, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) was honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (YGL) on the 20th of April 2022. He was honoured along with seven people in the academic category of the Young Global Leaders (YGL), under the age of 40 after the World Economic Forum unveils the world’s most promising 108 Young Global Leaders. These young leaders are dedicated to green energy activities and health equity to refugee rights and education reforms.
As part of the honour, Dr. Mensah will have the opportunity to be present at high-level meetings such as the United Nations General Assembly, partake in a three-year leadership development programme, and go through leadership education in top universities such as Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Stanford University, as well as the University of Virginia.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders was founded in 2005 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. The aim was to create a world where leaders account for a sustainable and inclusive world while tackling increasingly complex and interrelated challenges. The programme offers executive education courses, expeditions, and opportunities to collaborate and test ideas with a trusted network of peers.
Influential members include prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica, entrepreneurs Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Rhea Mazumdar Singhal, peace activist Victor Ochen, and economist Esther Duflo. Some members have gone on to become Nobel Prize recipients, heads of state, CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies, and Grammy Award winners.
This achievement is beneficial to contributing to the understanding of the world’s changes and reforms. UGBS is ecstatic to have one of its faculty honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and congratulates Dr. James Kwame Mensah for this accomplishment.
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