Vol. 5 Num 939 Fri. January 19, 2007  

Joy selected as Young Global Leader for 2007
Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina, has been selected as a Young Global Leader for the year 2007 as an Information Technology (IT) specialist by the World Economic Forum, says a press release.

The forum released the names of the 250 young leaders, including Joy, grandson of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at its central office in Geneva in Switzerland on January 16.

Every year this honour is bestowed upon the top 250 young leaders of the world to recognise and acknowledge their professional accomplishments, their commitment to society and their potentials to contribute to shaping the future of the world.

Drawn from a pool of over 4,000 candidates, the Young Global Leaders nominated in 2007 have been chosen by a selection committee of 34 eminent international media leaders chaired by Queen Rania Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Young Global Leaders 2007 include 125 business leaders, as well as leaders from governments, academia, media and society at large from nearly 70 countries.

Alexander Doglus, a British MP, Stiffany Harsheth, US representative of House, Paul Rayan, US congressman, Joyel Cuplan, deputy chief of staff of White House, Omar Abdullah, MP of India, Omar Ayub Khan, state minister for Finance Ministry of Pakistan, Arne Brodin, CEO of Bank of Moscow, Bhikram Chandra, managing editor of India based television NDTV, Ardian Fenty, newly elected mayor of Washington DC, have also been selected.

The 250 members of Forum of Young Global Leaders will meet at an annual conference at Dalian in China from September 4 to September 6 this year.