David Jones

Founder, One Young World

Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, David Jones is a leading proponent of corporate responsibility and social change and The Guardian’s 2013 Sustainable Business Leader.  Alongside Kate Robertson he is the co-founder of One Young World (described by CNN as the “Young Davos”), a nonprofit organization that provides brilliant young leaders with a global platform through which to effect positive change. David was the driving force behind Kofi Annan’s TckTckTck Campaign for Climate Justice and is the creator of the Social Business Idea and author of best-selling book Who Cares Wins: Why Good Business Is Better Business, published in 2011 by Pearson/Financial Times Publishing in over 50 countries.  In June 2015, after raising $350 million, David launched You & Mr Jones, the world’s first Brandtech™ group, a technology holding company that helps brands do their marketing better, faster and cheaper. The group now has over 3,000 employees in 40 countries and is working with leading companies including Unilever, Adidas, Microsoft, Reebok, PayPal, Marriott, LVMH, Renault-Nissan, Danone, Google and RB. In December 2019, You & Mr Jones raised an additional $200 million, as part of a Series B round that has the company valued at a $1.3 billion post-money valuation. Previously he was the youngest global CEO in the history of advertising, heading both Havas and Havas Worldwide, and the only British CEO of a French publicly-traded company. David was one of the founding members of the Facebook Client Council, was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement in 2005, and was voted one of the two top executives of the decade by readers of Adweek. David was also named one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential People by The Sunday Times. 

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