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Taipei City: First Taiwanese chosen as 'Young Global Leader'

Taipei City: First Taiwanese chosen as 'Young Global Leader'

Tina Lo, managing director of the Industrial Bank of Taiwan (IBT) and head of its China strategy, has become the first Taiwanese ever to be named a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum.

The forum, which recognizes around 200 outstanding young leaders around the world each year for their professional accomplishments and potential to contribute to the future of the world, chose Lo as one of 190 young leaders from 65 countries to receive the honor this year.

The forum selects young leaders that are under 40 years of age.

Lo said she was "very surprised and very happy" to be elected for the honor.

The 39-year-old managing director of IBT holds an MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the daughter of IBT Chairman Kenneth Lo.

The 2011 Young Global Leaders were selected from among 5,000 candidates around the world who represent the business, academic, government, nonprofit and media sectors.

Of the 190 young leaders chosen, East Asia had the highest number of honorees, with 50. It was followed by Europe (42), North America (37), South Asia (18), Latin America (16), sub-Saharan Africa (14) and North Africa (13).

Forty-four percent of the leaders are women, with more from Asia than last year.

Updated : 2021-06-13 12:50 GMT+08:00