CEMS students join World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper community


Matteo Renzi, WEF2015Five students and alumni of the CEMS Masters in International Management programme have been selected by the World Economic Forum to join the organisation’s expanding community of Global Shapers, a project designed to foster the next generation of socially aware leaders.

Akilnathan Logiswaran is the latest recruit from CEMS to be elected the community, made up of entrepreneurially and socially minded young leaders under the age of 30, who aspire to devise solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Handpicked on their individual merits and achievements by representatives from the WEF, the Global Shapers are organised into city-based “hubs”, and work together to make a positive impact on their local communities and the wider world through social initiatives.

Akilnathan was selected this year following a recommendation to the WEF by a fellow CEMS student. He now heads up the Global Shapers Hub in Munich and is working with his team to implement a project to improve the lives of refugees living in the city.

CEMS is a global alliance of 29 leading business school and universities which, together with the support of more than 70 Corporate Partners and four Social Partners, offer a pre-experience Masters in International Management to students around the world.