Minister Andrijanič makes WEF 2022 Class of Young Global Leaders

Geneva, 29 April - Digital Transformation Minister Mark Boris Andrijanič has made the 2022 Class of Young Global Leaders announced by the World Economic Forum (WEF), an international non-governmental and lobbying organisation. Joining 109 other leaders aged 30-40, he is listed in the category of promising public figures.

Digital Transformation Minister Mark Boris Andrijanič.
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"I am thrilled to become one of the Young Global Leaders at @WEF. It is an honour to be the first Slovenian to join this inspiring community in more than 10 years. This is another recognition of my country's digital leadership. The future starts now," Andrijanič tweeted on Thursday.

The latest Class of Young Global Leaders was unveiled recently. It is gender equal and features representatives from 42 countries. The categories are academia/think-tank, arts, culture and sports, business, civil society, media, public figure, and social entrepreneur.

The forum of Young Global Leaders was founded in 2005 by Klaus Schwab, WEF founder and executive chairman, to help shape future leaders that would make the world a better place. The platform now has more than 1,400 members and alumni from more than 120 countries.

The members of the 2022 class will "take part in a three-year leadership development programme that will help them reach their next level of impact", reads a press release by the WEF.

Born in 1983, Andrijanič was appointed minister without portfolio responsible for digital transformation in mid-July 2021. In the recent general election, he ran for his party New Slovenia (NSi), but he was not elected to parliament.

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