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Company Overview of World Economic Forum

Company Overview

World Economic Forum (WEF) is a not-for-profit foundation that primarily focuses on developing entrepreneurship and corporate governance system throughout the world. The organization conducts various programs and events focusing on health, agricultural trade, corporate governance, social investing, global competitiveness, energy, and pension reforms. Its Centre for Strategic Insight assists in identifying emerging risks and developments that would affect the agendas of business and governments and Global Institute for Partnership and Governance focuses on developing private-public partnerships to alleviate world’s pressing problems such as health, education, poverty reduction, and environmen...

91-93 route de la Capite

Cologny

Geneva,  1223

Switzerland

Founded in 1971

Phone:

41 22 869 12 12

Fax:

41 22 786 27 44

Key Executives for World Economic Forum

Founder and Executive Chairman
Age: 78
Founding Member
Age: 79
Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer
Managing Director and Head of Centre for Strategic Insight
Age: 72
Managing Director of Global Institute for Partnership and Governance
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

World Economic Forum Key Developments

World Economic Forum Names Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi Chair of the Regional Business Council

The World Economic Forum has named Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), as the Chair of the World Economic Forum's Regional Business Council (RBC) for the Middle East and North Africa. Under Sheikha Bodour's leadership, the RBC will serve as a collaborative platform for addressing the complex economic, social and humanitarian challenges that the region faces.

The World Economic Forum Opens New San Francisco-Based Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum opened the doors of its new San Francisco-based Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its mission is to accelerate the deployment of technology and science for positive impact on individuals and society, while minimizing their downside risks. A plenary address by Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco and Governor Jay R. Inslee of Washington will mark the opening of the Center. The latest developments in science and technology can see companies introducing innovations that make conventional regulations obsolete and break down boundaries and frameworks, creating unintended societal consequences. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping industries, challenging existing regulatory frameworks and redefining what it means to be a human. Among the topics the Center will address are the jobs of the future, artificial intelligence and ethics, Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), cross-border data flows, civil drones, autonomous vehicles and the environmental commons. The creation of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution was first announced in October and is capped by the official opening of the offices at the historic Presidio of San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the world's leading center for technology start-ups, innovation and investing.

IQBAL Surv Joins Stewardship Board of the World Economic Forum

DR. IQBAL Surv, founder and executive chairman of the Sekunjalo Group, has been appointed to the Stewardship Board of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Shaping the Future of Information and Entertainment System Initiative. Surv is a regular participant at Davos and serves as the first chairman of the Global Growth Companies Advisory Board and vice-chairman of the Global Agenda Council (GAC) for emerging multinationals, including contributing to the Forum Advisory Board.

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