Who can join
Only the very best candidates are selected and all efforts are made to create a truly representative body. The short-listed candidates are evaluated by Heidrick and Struggles, recognized as one of the world’s leading executive search firms. As a final step in the process, the candidates are screened by a selection committee chaired by H.M.Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
This process yields roughly 200 extraordinary individuals who are then honoured with the title “Young Global Leader”. To make the most of their tenure, honourees are invited to become active members of the community and sign our charter of rights and responsibilities, committing their time to the mission of the organization for six years.
A YGL is nominated and selected based on the following criteria:
- 40 years of age or younger at the time of selection
- Recognized record of extraordinary achievement, substantial leadership experience and a clear indication that this will continue for the rest of their career
- Demonstrated commitment to serving society at large
- Impeccable public record and good standing in their community