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LEADERS OF TOMORROW KNOWLEDGE POOLThe International Students Committee is proud to present a selection of the 48th St. Gallen Symposiums Knowledge Pool

candidates. These young talents from all around the globe are carefully hand-picked on their outstanding profiles and their unique impact on their individual environment.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied (AU/SD)FounderMumtaza

Trishneet Arora (IN)Founder & CEO TAC Security

Tasneem Omar Ava (BD)Co-Founder & COOSynergy Global.co

Yassmin Abdel-Magied (born in 1991) is an author, broadcaster, engineer and award-winning social advocate. Yassmin founded Youth Without Borders at the age of 16. While studying mechanical engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia, she designed a race car and later graduated valedictorian with First Class Honours. At 21, Yassmin went on to work as one of the few female engineers on oil and gas rigs around Australia. In 2016, she began her broadcasting career as the presenter for the national current affairs show, Australia Wide, and the host for the groundbreak-ing documentary The Truth About Racism. Yassmins TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you was selected among the most influential ideas of 2015 by TED.com. Now, an internationally renowned speaker on the topic of unconscious bias, Yassmin has presented in over 20 countries across 5 continents. She published her best-selling debut memoir at the age of 24 and her writing has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Teen Vogue and The New York Times. In 2017, Yassmin founded Mumtaza, and is continuing her mission to empower others through empathy, understanding and stories.

Trishneet Arora (born in 1993) is the Founder & CEO of TAC Security Solutions, a cyber security con-sulting partner that specialises in securing the IT infrastructure and assets of some of the leading enterprises globally. TAC Security provides complete vulnerability assessment solutions, which involves the process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritising the vulnerabilities in network infrastructures. It provides network, application and web security solutions to corporates, banks, start-ups, governments and law enforcement agencies.

Trishneet is a veritable technology wizard, author, cyber-security expert and entrepreneur. Due to his work in investigating cybercrimes for the Punjab State Police in India, the Chief Minister of Pun-jab bestowed a State Award upon him making him a Punjabi icon. As an author, Trishneet has writ-ten books on cyber security, ethical hacking and web defense. Due to these accomplishments, he has been listed as one of the most influential young Indians by GQ Magazine in 2017.

Tasneem Omar Ava (born in 1994) is a social entrepreneur from Bangladesh. Her social start-up Synergy Global.co connects marginalised entrepreneurs from the slums of Dhaka to the global mar-ket of ethical fashion through an e-commerce platform. Tasneems start-up has been recognised as one of the top five social start-ups in the world by HULT Prize Foundation in 2016. Her contribu-tions to achieving SDG-8 as a social entrepreneur has brought her the coveted acknowledgement of being one of the 16 Young Leaders in the world for the European Development Days-2017, by the European Commission whereby she has given voice to youth as a high level panelist alongside professor Muhammad Yunus, Professor Jeffrey Sachs among others. She has also been recognised as an international delegate for the Yenching Social Innovation Forum at Peking University, China, whereby her start-up was awarded as the Most Innovative Idea under her representation.

Conor Begley (born in 1987) co-founded Tribe Dynamics in April 2012, after he discovered the pow-er and potential of influencer marketing while working in Australia. With extensive experience in search marketing, reputation management and CRM systems, Conor decided that influencer mar-keters needed their own analytical systems and enterprise-class technology. What began as an intuitive theory shared by two long-time friends, the Silicon Valley based start-up has now become a leading authority in technical marketing and social analytics within the beauty, fashion, and life-style industries. Under Conors direction, Tribe Dynamics has developed close relationships with some of the beauty industrys top brands, organisations and publications, including WWD/Beauty Inc., CEW, and NPD, who feature the companys analytics and expertise on an ongoing basis.

Conor Begley (US)Co-Founder and PresidentTribe Dynamics

Dushyant Chautala (born in 1988) is the youngest Member of Parliament in the history of Inde-pendent India. He was elected in the sixteenth Lok Sabha (Lower House) from Hisar constituency, Haryana. Hailing from a political family, Dushyant is notably the great grandson of the former Dep-uty Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Devi Lal Chautala. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield, USA.

Dushyant is amongst the most active legislators in the Parliament. Time and again he has raised matters of urgent public importance with specific focus on Farmers wellbeing and development. He is also a member of the Committee on Estimates and Standing Committee on Commerce in the Parliament. Having a young and energetic persona, Dushyant takes keen interest in sports and youth affairs. He is also the youngest president of a sports governing authority in India, Table Tennis Federation of India. Furthermore, he is also an accredited Member of the Indian Olympic Association.

Dushyant Chautala (IN)Member of ParliamentGovernment of India

Heather Evans (born in 1994) is an entrepreneur turned civil. She currently works in the Province of Ontario, Canada as a Senior Advisor in Advanced Technologies. Specifically, she focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Technologies. Prior to joining the public sector, Heather co-founded a deep learning automatic speech recognition company, Spreza, and a 3D printing technology company, Mosaic Manufacturing. She holds a business degree from Queens Commerce and is an alumnus of Canadas top entrepreneurial program for recent graduates, The Next36. In the fall, she will be moving to Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar to pursue her Masters degree at Tsinghua University, China.

Heather Evans (CA)Senior Advisor in Artificial Intelli-gence and Quantum TechnologyGovernment of Ontario, Canada

Markus Gnirck (born in 1988) is Co-Founder & CEO of tryb Group, a private equity investment com-pany focused on bringing global capital markets closer to underserved ASEAN consumers of capital by acquiring, developing and operating financial infrastructure. Additionally, he is also one of the founding committee member of the Singapore FinTech Association, co-author of the Asia FinTech 100 list and is a recurring keynote speaker at global financial technology & innovation conferences.

Prior to tryb, Markus co-founded Startupbootcamp FinTech, the worlds largest incubator for Fin-Tech start-ups. He led investments in more than 20 FinTech start-ups worldwide and serves on the board of multiple companies in Europe and Asia. He now plays an instrumental role in building FinTech ecosystems across the continent and driving policy change. He is also rated as one of the key FinTech influencers in APAC and was nominated as one of Asias Forbes 30 Under 30. Over the last two years, Markus has worked with more than 200 early stage companies in Asia to create partnerships with financial institutions and governments.

Markus Gnirck (DE)Co-Founder & CEOtryb Group

Akash Gupta (born in 1989) is the man behind the culture of innovation at GreyOrange, a multina-tional firm that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotic systems for automation at warehouses, distribution and fulfillment centres. The company is disrupting the way logistics and supply chain processes across the world are being optimized. His key focus is driving research and development, pushing the efficiency benchmark, and hiring the best talent globally for the compa-ny. He has led mentoring sessions and workshops at more than 25 educational institutions globally, including Stanford University, USA, Louisiana University, USA, and MIT, USA, among others. Akash graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, here he holds a Masters degree in Mechanial Engineering.

Akash Gupta (IN)Co-Founder & CTOGreyOrange

Kristjan Kangro (born in 1992) is the Founder and CEO of Change, the worlds next-generation in consumer banking. Originally from Estonia, Kristjan has been a successful technology entrepreneur from an early age. At 17, Kristjan founded his first company, SockMe, an electronics accessories company, which attracted the endorsements of the Estonian Prime Minister and Norwegian Crown Prince. Following this, Kristjan moved to the Netherlands where he founded SwingBy, an automat-ed scheduling tool, from which he made a successful exit.

After noticing a huge opportunity for technological disruption in Asia, Kristjan then moved to Sin-gapore where he became the CFO for one of the oldest Venture Capitalist firms, Expara, where he led the growth of their fintech portfolio. Seeing an opportunity to create an ecosystem for fintech platforms - and motivated by a desire to build a company in the footsteps of Estonias previous illustrious start-ups such as Skype and TransferWise - Kristjan left his role in traditional finance to launch Change, one of the worlds leading cryptocurrency-enabled consumer finance platforms.

Kristjan Kangro (EE)Founder & CEOChange

Hon Bogolo J. Kenewendo (born in 1987) is a Specially Elected Member of the Parliament of Botswa-na; the youngest Member of Parliament (MP) of the 11th Parliament