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‘How do young people see the world?’ Yemi Babington-Ashaye, Head of Global Shapers Community at the World Economic Forum

yemi-babington-ashayeIn this Wellbeing Research Centre talk Yemi will explore the results and the significance of a recent global survey involving over 26,000 respondents and seeks to explain how young people see the world and what their hopes and aspirations look like from the perspective of several dimensions including their values, technology, the economy, and so on.

Date/time/venue: Thursday 8th December/10:45/Lecture Theatre, Taylor Library, Richmond campus

Yemi Babington-Ashaye is a Richmond alumni with a First Class degree in Economics. After finishing at Richmond he obtained a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Harvard University in the USA and did further graduate level work at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He has held positions with GE Capital and led Project Business UK team that won the Mayor’s Award for contribution to community. Previously he worked as a Technical Adviser on Economic Growth to the Minister of Finance in Nigeria; and also as the Deputy Head for Africa Region, leading successful diversification of African engagement at the World Economic Forum. Yemi was honoured at the International Achievement Summit 2005 as one amongst the top 260 graduate students selected from 50 countries. Most recently he has developed and executed strategy for the Global Shapers Community which is currently present in over 450 cities in 170+ countries and territories.

Yemi Babington-Ashaye is the Head of Global Shapers Community and a Director at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.