It’s only the fourth month of the year, but Eisenhower Fellows worldwide have been busy making their respective marks around the world earning high honors for their work. Here’s a roundup to date:
- The World Economic Forum named two Fellows to its 2017 Youth Global Leader class. Omar Al-Madhi (Saudi Arabia 2011) and Farzana Yaqoob (Pakistan 2016) will now be part of a five-year program where they and another 98 Under-40 leaders will be fully involved in the WEF’s meetings, initiatives and research and interact with the Forum’s wider multi-stakeholder community.
- Shauneen Lambe (UK 2015) is a finalist in the “Social Purpose” category of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman’s Award. The honor is in its inaugural year and, according to the company website, celebrates businesswomen championing social good and purpose beyond that of the core business case.
- The Aspen Institute has named Stephanie McMahon (USA 2015) to its 2017 Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network. The fellows selected are primarily proven entrepreneurs who are ready to apply their talents and skills to building a better society, according to the Institute. Each fellow launches a new venture that will have a positive impact on their communities, their country or the world.
- Eisenhower Fellowships is pleased to announce Ariel “Ayi” Hernandez (Phillipines 2011) will be the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Fellow Award. The award will be bestowed to Hernandez by the Chairman of the Eisenhower Fellowships Board of Trustees, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) on May 18 in Philadelphia at the EF Annual Meeting Day.
- Yawa Hansen Quao (Ghana 2016) was voted among Ghana’s 50 most influential young Ghanaians.
- Tine Hansen-Turton (USA 2005) was awarded a 2017 Leadership of Innovation Medal by Philadelphia University
- Sanjeev Sanyal (India 2007) in February was appointed Principal Economic Advisor of India’s Ministry of Finance. He was previously the Global Strategist and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank. While on fellowship in the United States, Sanjal studied urban design, a far cry, perhaps, from his current position. “Nonetheless, I will benefit from the wide variety of ideas I encountered in the U.S. and the different people I met from diverse backgrounds. I am sure I will have the opportunity to apply many of the ideas,” he told us.
- Tantowi Yahya (Indonesia 2005) was appointed ambassador to New Zealand, the Independent State of Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga earlier this year. Prior to his appointment, Yahya had been a member of the House of Representatives in the Republic of Indonesia and was part of the Commission that oversaw, among many issues, defense, media, and foreign affairs. He begins his new post officially in April and says, “Having been to NZ a few times, I am highly excited to be posted in this beautiful country with its friendly people. Indonesia and New Zealand have enjoyed excellent bilateral relationship all these years. With support from EF Fellows in NZ, I hope I can give significant contribution towards better relationship in the future.”
- Safa Uslu (Turkey 2015) was promoted to Director General of International Relations at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.