The Young Global Leaders represent the voice for the future and a catalyst for initiatives in the global public interest. As we currently face one of the most challenging times economically and socially, the Young Global Leaders are even more important in developing, designing and leading a world committed to positive change.
– Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
The World Economic Forum has announced the Young Global Leaders 2009 and Atlassian’s own Fearless Leader, CEO and co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has been selected for the group. Mike was one of seven Australians chosen from a world-wide pool of 5,000 candidates as a Young Global Leader for his “professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world”.
The honour is bestowed each year and acknowledges 230 leaders from business, government, academia, media, non-profit organisations and arts chosen from around the world. Young Global Leaders 2009 were chosen by a selection committee, chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and will become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders that currently comprises 480 outstanding individuals. The YGLs convene at biannual summits, as well as Forum events and meetings throughout the year, and collaborate on initiatives to tackle some of the key challenges of our generation.
See the full list of Young Global Leaders 2009.