15th July 2024

Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on his selection as one of the Young Global Leaders for 2020.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah has been selected as one of the 115 leaders described by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 40. They were selected from over 2,000 nominations from around the world. According to the forum, they were chosen after a “rigorous process and are expected to continue driving innovation for positive change across civil society, arts, culture, government and business”.

The selection was announced on Wednesday from the forum’s headquarters in Davos, Switzerland.
President Akufo-Addo, reacting in a Twitter post, said: “Warm congratulations to the hardworking Minister for Information, Hon. @konkrumah, on his selection as one of the 2020 Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum (@YGLvoices).”

Other leaders

The forum also selected the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin; Vice-President of Ecuador, Otto Sonnenholzner; Chief Economist, Allianz Germany, Ludovic Subran; and Meagan Rapinoe, the senior captain of US women’s national team as part of the successful leaders.

The selected leaders are expected to use their skills and competencies, as exceptional people, to build the vision, courage and influence to drive positive change in the world over the next five years. Their work across various sectors is expected to improve quality of lives and enhance livelihoods.
Aligned with the forum’s mission, the leaders seek to spur public-private cooperation among these unique actors to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest.

“You will be an active member of the forum of Young Global Leaders which will enable you participate in a five-year leadership programme comprised of personalized learning opportunities and curated events that suit your interests and objectives for impact,” notice to the young leaders said.

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