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We salute to the World Economic Forum, Young Global Leaders, class of 2011!

For 2011, the World Economic Forum has selected 190 Young Global Leaders from 65 countries and all sectors of society (business, civil society, social entrepreneurs, politics and government, arts and culture, and opinion and media).

The new class of 2011 represents all regions: East Asia (50), South Asia (18), Europe (42), Middle East and North Africa (13), sub-Saharan Africa (14), North America (37) and Latin America (16). This year’s selection has more gender balance than ever, with 44% being women.

Know your African heros & sheros folks! Here they are:

1. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Co-Founder and Managing Director, SoleRebels (Ethiopia)

2. Dagmawi Woubshet, Assistant Professor, Cornell University (Ethiopia)

3. Ory Okolloh, Founder Ushahidi, South Africa (Kenya)

4. Funmi Iyanda, Broadcaster, Journalist, Columnist and Blogger (Nigeria)

5. Folashade Laoye, Group Managing Director, Hygeia Group (Nigeria) – No picture!

6. Magatte Wade, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The Tiossano Tribe (Senegal)

7. Avril Halstead, Chief Director, Sectoral Oversight National Treasury of South Africa (South Africa) No picture!

8. Vuyo D. Kahla, Group Executive, Advisory and Assurance, Sasol Limited (South Africa) No picture!

9. Basetsana Kumalo, President, Business Women’s Association of South Africa (South Africa)

10. Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, Executive Chairman, Krazyboyz Digital (South Africa)

11. Tebogo Skwambane, Director and Founding Partner, North Road Consulting (South Africa) No picture!

12. Elsie S. Kanza, Economic Adviser to the President of Tanzania (Tanzania)

13. Susan Mashibe, Executive Director Tanzanite Jet Centre Ltd (Tanzania) In middle & in black

14 Jacqueline Musiitwa, Managing Partner and Founder Hoja Law Group (Zambia) On left

By receiving this award, our African Young Global Leaders for 2011 join the ranks of popular personalities TV show host Oprah Winfrey and FaceBook owner Mark Zukerberg who are beneficiaries of the same award

For the full listing of the 2011 WEF Young Global Leaders, CLICK HERE.



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