Khairy, Fernandes in global leaders list


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006

PUTRAJAYA: Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin has joined the ranks of 200 Young Global Leaders to watch out for. 

Other Malaysians on the list are banker CIMB Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Nazir Razak, AirAsia chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes and Genting Bhd head of strategic investments Justin Leong. 

The leaders, all under 40, were chosen by a committee led by Queen Rania of Jordan, from among 3,500 candidates in 50 countries. 

It aims to pinpoint individuals of outstanding leadership from every region and sector in the world. They must also have shown commitment in serving their community. 

The selections were endorsed by World Economic Forum (WEF) executive chairman Professor Klaus Schwab. 

The WEF is the sister organisation to the Forum of Young Global Leaders.  

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