Geneva, Switzerland, 12 March 2013 – the World Economic Forum has recognized Dr. Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño as a Young Global Leader (YGL) Class of 2013. The 199 YGLs represent 70 countries and work in the fields of arts and culture, academia, business, media, civil society and social entrepreneurship. Individuals are selected for their professional achievements and commitment to society. Fellow YGLs include:
Miranda A. Ballentine (USA), who is leading Wal-Mart’s efforts to be supplied 100% by renewable energy, to create zero waste and to sell products that sustain the world’s resources and environment
Chelsea Clinton (USA), Board Member, Clinton Foundation and special correspondent for NBC News
Tawakkol Karman (Yemen), a journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Winston Ma Wenyan (China), Managing Director and Deputy Chief Representative of the China Investment Corporation
Akhilesh Singh Yadav (India), the youngest person to hold the office of Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh
Sanchez, originally from Spain, is the Global Adaptation Institute’s Director of Science & Technology. Previously, he was a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. National Academies and a space and rocket scientist at the Department of Defense Naval Research Laboratory while also serving as faculty at George Mason University.
In 2008 he obtained his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Goettingen, Germany. His astrophysics career focused on understanding the Sun and the sun-earth relationship, including space weather.
Bruno has a strong passion for science and technology and its practical applications for a better world. In 2011 he was the Project Manager for an application that received an award from the World Bank´s competition “Apps for Development” for its contribution to raise awareness to the Millennium Development Goals.
“The Forum of Young Global Leaders provides a unique effort to engage the younger generation into the management of global affairs, working together and being integrated into the larger Forum community. The Young Global Leaders have an exceptional opportunity to improve the state of the world,” Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.
Sanchez’s participation complements GAIN CEO Dr. Juan José Daboub’s leadership of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change. Through this forum, GAIN is working with business, NGO and governmental leaders around the world on concrete measures, including recommending metrics and investment strategies, for improving resilience to climate change around the world.
The YGLs convene at an annual summit, which will be held this year in Yangon, Myanmar, on 2-5 June.