H. Khemka, managing director of the UK-based SUN Group,
has been named as a 'young global leader' by Klaus Schwab,
executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. His name
is among the 237 young global leaders who have been selected
to participate in The Forum of Young Global Leaders (FYGL),
working with the World Economic Forum.
is a new global undertaking, which brings together outstanding
leaders below the age of 40, who have committed to devote
part of their knowledge and energy over the next five
years to collectively work towards a better future.
Drawn from a pool of 8,000 candidates from around the
world, the 'young global leader' nominated in 2005 have
been selected by a nomination committee of 28 eminent
international media leaders.
to Schwab, "The Forum of Young Global Leaders will
be a strong force from all walks of life to shake up
traditional thinking and to bring a bold, forward-looking
approach to the world." The World Economic Forum
has NGO consultative status with the Economic and Social
Council of the United Nations.
nominated in 2005 comprise 57 political leaders, including
heads of state, ministers and parliamentarians, 97 from
the business sector, mostly chief executive officers
and successful entrepreneurs, 28 intellectual leaders,
27 societal leaders, 23 active opinion leaders and five
cultural leaders. Women make up 30 per cent.
has been principally involved in establishing and building
SUN Group's asset management, private equity and venture
capital businesses in India, Russia, Europe and the
US. He has also led SUN's entry into the Indian technology
Khemka has been actively involved in individual company
start-ups in Europe and the US and is on the boards
of flagship ventures of the SUN Group, including SUN
Interbrew, the Group's brewery joint venture in Russia
Khemka on his selection,"I believe it will be a
wonderful opportunity to learn and also to work with
leaders from around the world on initiatives that can
contribute to positive global change in critical areas
such as social and economic development, the environment,
justice and equity and corporate social responsibility."
1998, he founded the Indian NGO, Youthreach, whose main
mission is to galvanise young business people in India
to take ownership of the country's community and social
challenges. His philanthropic focus includes issues
related to the environment, sustainable
rural development, microfinance, and children and youth.
Khemka holds a BA in history from Cambridge University
and an MBA from Harvard University.