Since its founding in 2011, the Global Shapers Community is incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation registered in Switzerland, under the supervision of the appropriate Swiss regulations.
Global Shapers Community Foundation Board
Recognizing that an organization is only as strong as its leadership, the Global Shapers Community is guided by a Foundation Board of exceptional individuals who act as guardians of its mission and values, and oversee the Foundation’s work in advancing its mission. The Foundation Board comprises outstanding leaders from business, politics, academia and civil society. And, of course, our board includes Global Shapers too. In their work on the board, members do not represent any personal or professional interests.
Following the statutes of the Global Shapers Community, Board members are appointed for an initial period of three years, renewable once. The Foundation board meets at least twice a year in conjunction with the Annual Curators Meeting of the Global Shapers Community and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.
The Members of the Global Shapers Community Foundation Board are:
President: Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, Chairman of the Board
Member: William Saito, Special Advisor - Cabinet Office Government of Japan and Young Global Leader Alumni.
Member: H.R.H. Mette-Marit of Norway, Crown Princess of Norway, Founding Curator of the Oslo Hub and Young Global Leader.
Member: Fahd Al Rasheed, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board, King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia and Young Global Leader.
Member: Patricia Rieper Villela Marino, Vice President, Purpose Driven Resources Institute, Brazil
Global Shapers Community: The Election Committee
The Election Committee is an independent group of people whose function is to oversee the election process in Hubs, to ensure that it is done in a fair and transparent way, and that it engages a critical mass of Shapers in each Hub and that all matters are in accordance with the Election Guidelines of the Community.
The Election Committee has seven members and each is appointed to serve a three-year mandate by the Head of the Global Shapers Community. The members will originate from the following stakeholder groups:
- 1 member who is a current Global Shaper
- 1 member from the Global Shapers Community Hub Activity Advisory Council
- 1 member who has served as a Founding Curator
- 1 member who has served as a Curator
- 2 members from the Global Shapers team that runs the Global Shapers Community Foundation
- 1 member from the Global Shapers Community Foundation Board
The Election Committee is independent and its members can only be removed by:
- No longer being a member of the stakeholder group that they represent
- Reaching the end of their term
- A decision of the Foundation Board of the Global Shapers Community
The Members of the Election Committee are:
Current Chair: Carolina Parisi, Member of the Global Shapers Community Hub Activity Advisory Council and Founding Curator, Luxembourg hub.
Member: Jaideep Bansal, Member of the Global Shapers Foundation Board and Curator, Chandigarh Hub.
Member: Jonathan Coleman, Founding Curator, Lancaster Hub.
Member: Shimer Diao, Community Lead within the Global Shapers Foundation and Global Shaper, Shanghai Hub.
Member: Wadia Ait Hamza, Head of Interactions within the Global Shapers Foundation and Founding Curator and Global Shaper, Rabat Hub.
Member: Yawa Hansen-Quao, Global Shaper, Accra Hub.