Media Personality Larry Madowo has been listed among the world’s most promising young leaders under the age of 40 by the World Economic Forum under their tag “the Forum of Young Global Leaders”.

A thankful Madowo shared the good news via his social media pages with a caption that reads; “I’m so honored to be a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. I’m just a kid from western Kenya so this is beyond my wildest dreams. Always grateful”.

According to the Forum of Young Global Leaders, Madowo earned the recognition after successfully launching six new business TV shows for African audiences as the BBC Africa Business Editor.

Larry Madowo named among 115 Young Global leaders for 2020 by the World Economic Forum
Larry Madowo named among 115 Young Global leaders for 2020 by the World Economic Forum

The Young Global Leaders, or Forum of Young Global Leaders, is an independent non-profit organization managed from Geneva, Switzerland, under the supervision of the Swiss government.

It’s tasked to identify the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 40 - people driving innovation for positive change across civil society, arts, culture, government and business.

Congratulatory messages

Larry Madowo named among 115 Young Global leaders for 2020 by the World Economic Forum
Larry Madowo named among 115 Young Global leaders for 2020 by the World Economic Forum

juliegichuruCongratulations Larry! 🤗👏👏👏”

officialjanetmbugua “Well done! 🙌🏾”

djnruff “💪🏽💪🏽AWESOME AND CONGRATULATIONS”

smriti_vidyarthiWhat a star!! Congratulations Larry!! Keep shining and rising. So proud”

anyikowoko “Congrats Larry”

Here are some of the 115 YGLs that make up the class of 2020:

Megan Rapinoe - As co-captain of the US women's soccer team, Rapinow lifted the 2019 FIFA World Cup. Off the field, she advocates for gender equality, including equal pay in her sport, and speaks out on diversity and inclusion.

Larry Madowo - The BBC Africa Business Editor launched of six new business TV shows for African audiences in English, French and Swahili. Madowo is also an on-air correspondent on BBC radio and television and has reported from more than 40 countries”

Larry Madowo named among 115 Young Global leaders for 2020 by the World Economic Forum
Larry Madowo named among 115 Young Global leaders for 2020 by the World Economic Forum

Jesús Cepeda - Chief Executive Officer of OneSmart City, a company that uses blockchain and artificial intelligence to help city authorities provide digital services. Cepeda hopes the technology will create greener cities and stronger institutions in line with the UN goals on sustainable development.

Sanna Marin - Marin held her first political post at the age of 27. In just three months as prime minister, her government has reformed paid parental leave, giving both parents a total of 14 months.

Here is the full list