Wadia Ait Hamza

Senior Advisor, NA

With over twenty years of experience in international relations and community building, Wadia has worked at the intersection of international cooperation and development, public affairs, building communities, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Wadia has helped build multi-stakeholder collaborations on climate and the environment, digital inclusion, mental health, education & Skills and COVID-19 response and recovery.

Wadia is known as a passionate servant leader and coach, leveraging business and technical acumen to generate solutions for complex issues. Specialises in championing strategic initiatives to deliver effective results, participating in critical decision-making processes while working proactively with cross-functional teams to drive positive change.

Wadia was the Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum where he was responsible for the Forum´s engagement with young leaders – managing a community of more than 1,400 members and alumni. Previously to that, he was the Head of the Global Shapers Community and under his leadership, it has expanded to 500 cities, with local projects benefiting millions of people.

Wadia is a past United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Fellow, Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader, World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow, Tariq Ibn Ziyad Initiative Awardee and selected among the 15 under 40 that are shaping the "International Geneva". He is also a featured author on Forbes and the World Economic Forum Agenda.

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