Khadija Idrissi Janati figures in WEF’s Young Global Leaders Class of 2016

Khadija Idrissi Janati figures in WEF’s Young Global Leaders Class of 2016
Khadija Idrissi

The young entrepreneur has made it to the list of 121 young global leaders recognised by the World Economic Forum.

WEF recognised 121 scientists, government leaders, future business leaders, social activists and artists, aged under 40, as the Young Global Leaders Class of 2016.

Over half of the list are women and the majority are from emerging economies.

Representing Morocco in the list of this year is Khadija Idrissi Janati. She is the founder and CEO of KMK Group – a communication and marketing company.

“We want these young leaders to be part of the solution and provide a community that helps them break down silos, work across sectors, bridge cultures and have the skills to get things done in private, public and civil society organizations”, said John Dutton, Head of the Young Global Leaders.

This is the latest recognition received by the young Moroccan for her exceptional contributions to civil society and political public spheres in Morocco. In 2014, Khadija was recognized by President Obama for her contributions to civil society in Morocco. She was also named “New Leader for Tomorrow” by the Crans Montana Forum in 2015.

The Young Global Leaders Class of 2016 also includes Amal Clooney, a barrister who specialises in international criminal law and human rights, Ashton Kutcher, the actor and emerging technology investor who launched an innovation lab to fight child sexual exploitation, and Nina Tandon, who founded Epibone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction.

Noteworthy people who have been named Young Global Leader (YGL) in the past include British Prime Minister David Cameron, Alibaba Group chief Jack Ma, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google chief Larry Page and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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