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August 26, 2020

World Economic Forum Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is the guardian of the World Economic Forum’s mission and values.

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Photo: Impressions from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 20 January 2020. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Valeriano Di Domenico.

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 August 2020 - The World Economic Forum appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees today. Rwanda’s Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation Paula Ingabire and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Thomas Buberl join the group serving as guardians of the Forum’s mission and values. The Board oversees the Forum’s work in promoting faithful global citizenship.

The Board of Trustees comprises outstanding leaders from business, politics, academia, and civil society. Its membership is divided equally between representatives of the business community and leaders from international organizations and civil society.

Paula Ingabire has served as the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation of Rwanda since October 2018. Before her appointment, she was Head of ICT at the Rwanda Development Board and the Head of the Kigali Innovation City initiative. She led the implementation of National ICT programs and coordinated the creation of SMART Africa. She is part of Girls in ICT Rwanda and has worked to propel Rwanda forward in its rapid adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution tools. In March 2020, she joined the Forum’s Young Global Leaders community.

Thomas Buberl has served as Chief Executive Officer of AXA since September 2016. He has been a member of the AXA executive committee since 2012 and held the role of Chief Executive Officer of AXA Konzern AG (Germany). Prior roles include the Chief Executive Officer for Switzerland for Zurich Financial Services and Member of the Management Board of Winterthur in Switzerland, first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer. In 2008, he was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

As of 26 August 2020, the Members of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum are:

Source: World Economic Forum

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