Davos: A global community of leaders

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The graphic was produced from data accurate as of January 14.

More than 2,500 leaders from almost 100 countries, including over 30 heads of state or government, will participate in the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

This interactive graphic provides a breakdown in participation across gender, region, country, sector and age, and shows how many participants are first-timers, and how many are returning to Davos.

Business participation at about 1,500 is drawn from over twenty industry groups. The most highly represented stakeholder group is Government with 288 participants, with Banking and Capital markets (230) and the Media Leaders (225) next on the list.

Sixteen percent of Davos participants are female. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2013, this is against 8% of global heads of government, 5% of the world’ heads of state, 17% of ministerial positions, 11% of company board seats, and 15% of top positions in trade unions around the world.

The average age of a Davos 2014 participant is 52 for men and 49 for women. The youngest is Umar Anwar Jahangir, a Shaper from the Islamabad Hub of Global Shapers, the CEO of Bahria Medics, a student run social welfare organization, at 21. At the other end of the age range, at 90, is Shimon Peres, President of Israel.

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