Adebola Williams named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Adebola Williams, the co-founder and chief executive officer of RED|For Africa, the continent’s leading omni-media company, has been selected to join other change-makers in the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL), an independent organization under the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Excited Williams took to his Instagram to announce that he was selected among thousands of applications from across the world following a rigorous vetting process designed to identify global leaders and young visionaries working to shape the future through inspired leadership.

His post below:

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Honored to have been publicly unveiled as World Economic Forums Young Global Leader yesterday. We continue the journey to build a Nigeria and an Africa that works for it’s young and women. We will continue to work hard to get invited in the rooms or break down the doors and bring our seats to the tables everywhere decisions about our continent are being made. Thanks for all your support and prayers. I love you all. Congrats also to Prof. Tolu Oni of University of Cape town, the only other Nigerian selected. #Repost @YNaija with @get_repost ・・・ Adebola Williams named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum Adebola Williams @debolalagos , the co-founder and chief executive officer of RED | For Africa, the continent's leading omni-media company, has been selected to join other change-makers in the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL), an independent organization under the World Economic Forum (WEF). Williams was selected among thousands of nominations from across the world following a rigorous vetting process designed to identify global leaders and young visionaries working to shape the future through inspired leadership. Also on the list are Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Aminata Kane Ndiaye, Chief Executive Officer, Orange Sierra Leone., Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia; Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica; Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela; Anton Alikhanov, Governor of Kaliningrad, Russian Federation and Sarah bint Yousif Al-Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, UAE and the Chairperson of UAE’s Council of Scientists. Other past YGLs include former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron; co-founder and chief executive officer, Google, USA, Larry Page; Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg; co-founder and executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, amongst others.

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