About the Young Global Changers Ambassadors

The Global Solutions Initiative’s Young Global Changers program nominates a selected group of Young Global Changers Alumni to represent the program as Young Global Changers Ambassadors. These Ambassadors represent the diversity of the Young Global Changers community. They participate in activities of the Global Solutions Initiative, serve as mentors for fellow Young Global Changers and help to form an active and growing network. Appointed for a one-year period, the Young Global Changers Ambassadors are invited to the Global Solutions Summit, the Initiative’s annual conference in Berlin.

The Young Global Changers Ambassadors

Julian Bents
Germany | Young Global Changer 2018

Julian is an entrepreneur from Germany, an initiator of ideas and strives for change. He is the founder of Tomorrow is now and of a second hand business with events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. After having participated in various leadership programs such as the the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program by the ESCP and the Climate Reality Leader Corps by Al Gore, he is currently doing an MBA Program at the University of Essex.

Nancy Hoque
USA/Bangladesh | Young Global Changer 2018

Nancy Hoque is a Go-to-Market Strategist at Adobe and co-founder of “The Pursuit, Global Women for Change”. A former solutions architect designing communications for the U.S. military, and founder of a global Muslim headscarf startup, she is a woman in leadership advocate. She is part of the Leadership California 2020 cohort, a NextGen Leader honoree and recognized as a Leadership scholar at Berkeley-Haas. She holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University, and a M.B.A. from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Through “The Pursuit”, her goal is to create a global network of women who support emerging leaders in business and society.

Brianna Kerr
Australia | Young Global Changer 2019

Brianna is a social entrepreneur and law student. Her passion for the profit-purpose model manifested in 2018 when she joined her university colleagues in building Kua, a social enterprise using coffee and new technologies to challenge how businesses think about consumption. Brianna has received numerous accolades for her academic and extra-curricular achievements, including being a 2019 YGC, and was named a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar in 2020. She is currently studying a Master of Human Rights at the University of Sydney.

Nasrat Khalid
Afghanistan | Young Global Changer 2017

Nasrat is experienced globally on finding potential in people and organizations to work more efficiently. An ex-World Bank innovation expert; He has founded AWAL, a development firm based out of Washington DC, an mobile platform called ASEEL, a research institute for innovation (ITRCA) and trained dozens of young people through his junior professionals program. He specializes in Tech, Economic Growth, Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Nasrat is recognized by the G20, World Bank, ICANN, UNIGF and governments. He has presented in global forums, conferences and is a TEDx speaker.

Shukri Toefy
South Africa | Young Global Changer 2018

Shukri is an entrepreneur, investor, film producer, speaker and co-founder and CEO of FORT. He holds a degree in Law and Politics, an Executive MBA, and has the distinction of being an Entrepreneurship Expert at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is founder of The Rainmakers Journal, a thought leadership platform, and venture capital firm Southfields Group. Shukri has served on a number of boards, is profiled in various publications, and has been named a Top 40 CEO by Under40CEOs, and one of Fast Company’s Most Productive People.

Stephanie E. Trpkov
Croatia | Young Global Changer 2019

Stephanie E. Trpkov is a strategy consultant at the World Bank in Croatia and the founder of a specialised consultancy firm that designs and implements innovative sustainability projects in the SEE region. She is also an expert advisor at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission, working on innovative programs in the fields of Energy and Business. She is specialised in digital transformation, smart cities and integrated change management.

Eduarda Zoghbi
Brazil | Young Global Changer 2018

Eduarda Zoghbi is a political scientist and current MPA Candidate at Columbia University. She works for the Center on Global Energy Policy supporting the Women in Energy program and at the Institute of Latin American Studies to develop grant proposals towards gender equity. Before pursuing her Master’s degree, she worked as a climate change consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank. Eduarda was recently awarded the Environmental Education 30 Under 30 prize for her efforts to raise awareness to climate change in schools in Brazil and Kenya through the youth-led NGO Engajamundo.

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