NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Templeton World Charity Foundation on Tuesday announced that its president, Dr. Andrew Serazin, has been selected as a 2019 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a five-year leadership program bringing together diverse, dynamic and global leaders with a mission to create positive change in the world.
“Every year, the Forum of Young Global Leaders recognizes the world’s leading change-makers under 40. Our role is to further cultivate their ability and influence to improve the state of the world,” said Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.
Under Dr. Serazin’s leadership, the Templeton World Charity Foundation has continued to honour Sir John Templeton’s legacy by funding scientific breakthroughs and the development of practical tools relating to the search for meaning, purpose and truth.
The foundation’s current initiatives seek to make progress on understanding deepest aspects of human nature: Accelerating Research on Consciousness, Big Questions In Classrooms, Diverse Intelligences, Global Innovations for Character Development and Power of Information.
Since becoming president in 2016, Dr. Serazin has led a global expansion of the foundation’s portfolio to include more than 200 projects in 45 countries. The foundation has been recognized for its innovative approaches to philanthropy – building unlikely collaborations, reducing barriers to access funds, working with mission-aligned companies and empowering individual researchers around the world.
“I’m honoured by the World Economic Forum’s invitation to join as a Young Global Leader,” said Dr. Serazin. “Philanthropy cuts across public, private and government sectors to achieve real progress. I am excited by the opportunity to work with other talented leaders to forge a vision for progress that reflects a holistic view of human potential.”
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, launched the Forum of Young Global Leaders in 2004 as a way of helping the world meet increasingly complex and interrelated challenges.
Dr. Serazin joins more than 1,300 members and alumni who are united by a belief that the world’s problems present an opportunity to forge a better future across sectors, generations and borders.
For the full list of this year’s class of 100 Young Global Leaders, please visit: wef.ch/ygl19
Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) was established in 1996 in Nassau, The Bahamas, to serve as a global philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to big questions of life and the universe in areas of at the intersection of science, theology, philosophy, and human society.
Sir John Templeton established the Foundation to foster bold, ambitious thinking and creative communications on diverse topics in order to stimulate humility, curiosity, and enthusiasm for new discoveries.