Prasoon Joshi, creative director of McCann Erickson India, has been named a 'Young Global Leader 2006' by the Forum of Young Global Leaders, an affiliate of the World Economic Forum.
He is one of 40 Asians chosen for the honour and will join a global community now including 410 leaders from all regions and stakeholder groups.
The 2006 class of Young Global Leaders includes over 60 business leaders, more than 30 government leaders, and dozens of scholars, media and non-governmental organisation leaders. They come from 50 countries ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
Joshi joins a community representing 90 countries that includes Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google; Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia; Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation.The Young Global Leaders will meet as a community at their Annual Summit in Vancouver, Canada, to be held from June 9-12 2006, when they will engage together in the 2020 Initiative.