Umar Saif named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

March 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm 6 comments

Dr. Umar Saif, Associate Professor CS SSE, has done it yet again. He has made us proud by being recognized as a Young Global Leader  2010 by the World Economic Forum. This honour is bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognize the most distinguished young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world.

The Selection Committee, composed of the world’s top media leaders and chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Kingdom of Jordan, selects Young
Global Leades (YGL) after carefully screening the profiles of thousands young leaders from every region of the world and from a myriad of disciplines and sectors. The final selection is a recognition of a record of professional accomplishments, commitment to society and the potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through an inspiring leadership.

The YGL community forms a unique global network of peers from diverse backgrounds and fields, with a highly visible opportunity to significantly impact world affairs and shape the global agenda. Previous World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders include people like Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Founders of Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook), Rahul Gandhi, Anoushka Shankar etc.

People named Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum this year include tennis superstar Roger Federer, Twitter CEO Evan Williams
from the USA, Google’s user experience czarina Marissa Mayer, and swimmer and founder of Fountain for Youth Ian Thorpe. Umar is certainly in good company. 🙂

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum says it all when he explains:

“We would like to integrate those Young Global Leaders into processes which will allow them to have a real impact on global affairs and to make sure that global decision-making preserves the interests of the next generation. The Forum of Young Global Leaders will be a strong force from all walks of life to shake up traditional thinking and to bring a bold, forward-looking approach to the world.”

Congratulations Umar! We are all so thrilled for you. You make us proud. This is the best news, and certainly well deserved. Good luck and keep the flag flying high!

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6 Comments Add your own

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  • 2. Aisha Baig  |  March 5, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Over 200 people were named in 2010 in addition to Umar Saif, including several others from Pakistan including politicians and cement factory owners. What exactly was the criteria?

  • 3. Teeth Maestro  |  March 5, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Bravo – he has done us proud yet again

  • 4. Rafaeel Akbar Chaudhry  |  March 5, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Certainly an awesome news 🙂

  • 5. Muhammad Nasrullah  |  March 5, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Let’s appreciate all the Pakistanis who were selected as well:

    And lets not forget the full list:
    Amir Jahangir – Chief Executive Officer – JAAG Broadcasting (Pvt.) Limited
    Hamid Yar Hiraj – Minister of State for Commerce of Pakistan –
    Muhammad Tabba – Chief Executive Officer – Lucky Cement
    Syed Mustafa Kamal – Mayor of Karachi
    Umar Saif – Founder – Saif Center for Innovation (SCI)

  • 6. Faheem Mustafa  |  March 5, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Bravo! He has made all Pakistanis proud again….


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