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Wednesday 19 December 2018
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World Economic Forum Nominates Haiti’s Minister of Tourism: Stephanie B. Villedrouin as a Young Global Leader

By now it is no surprise that Minister of Tourism of Haiti Stephanie B. Villedrouin is the hardest and most productive official the tourism sector in Haiti has ever had.  Minister Villedrouin, since she assumed office in October 2011. The prestigious World Economic Forum, on March 16, 2016  nominated Villedrouin as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2016The impeccable work of Villedrouin and staff has made tremendous improvement in the touristic sector of Haiti. As a result, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation released a statistic report proving that visitors in Haiti has increased by 10.9% in 2015 comparing to the previous year. 



Each year the World Economic Forum selects the most enterprising, innovative, socially minded, and exceptional leaders under the age of 40. The young leaders have reached impressive heights in their field and posses genuine leadership  and innovative skills. She is the youngest to have led the tourism office and Villedrouin proved time and time again that she is an exceptional leader.



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Young Global Leaders of 2016 from Latin America

Learn more about the Young Global Leaders’ Forum

The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next generation leaders. Bold, brave, action-oriented and entrepreneurial, these individuals commit a portion of their time to jointly shape a better future and thereby improve the state of the world.

The community is made up of leaders from all walks of life, from every region of the world and every stakeholder group in society. Nominated under 40, Young Global Leaders (YGLs) are proposed through a qualified nomination process and assessed according to rigorous selection criteria that creates a diverse and truly representative body, while accepting only the very best leaders who have already demonstrated their commitment to serving society at large.

Throughout the five year programme, YGLs are fully involved in the Forum’s meetings, initiatives and research and interact with the Forum’s wider multistakeholder community. YGLs have a powerful role in determining the community’s activities. They are governed by a foundation board of respected leaders and are managed by a dynamic team of young professionals based in Geneva and China.

Set up as an independent, not-for-profit founda­tion under the Swiss government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is an integral part of the World Economic Forum.

The community gives its members a peer network that challenges them to be better leaders in both their personal and professional lives. It is a support system that questions, and constantly pushes its members to not only do more, but to be more too.


Young Global Leaders Class of 2015

The Forum of Young Global Leaders has three objectives:

Collaboration: to build a diverse global community of peers, committed to engaging in events and interactions that look for innovative solutions to problems

Learning: to further Young Global Leader leadership development through personal and professional experiences that build skills, knowledge and better understanding of global, regional and industry agendas

Action: to generate positive impact on global challenges by engaging Young Global leaders in initiatives, workstreams and collaborations related to issues they have identified collectively



Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism of Haiti