The Young Global Leader honor is bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognize the most distinguished leaders under the age of 38, who are shaking up policy, society and the world around them.
Nominated from around the world, the young leaders are assessed according to rigorous selection criteria and have demonstrated their commitment to serving society. The Forum of YGLs works closely with the World Economic Forum to integrate young leaders into deep interaction with other stakeholders of global society.
Weiwei Xing is a partner at Bain & Company and, since March 2020, a Young Global Leader selected by the World Economic Forum. Based in Hong Kong, she is a leader in Bain’s Asia consumer products, retail and performance improvement practices, with a particular focus on Greater China. She joined Bain as a summer associate in 2010 and was promoted to partner in 2019. Driven by a strong sense of purpose tied to tangible results, Weiwei has always prioritized time for her social contributions in Hong Kong, China and US-based NGOs on topics ranging from operational improvements, strategic planning and financial improvement projects, to developing fundraising strategy.
Prior to Bain she worked 5 years at IBM in the US and in London, as a senior consultant. She holds a BA of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics, Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Dean’s Honors List: Finance, Economics and International Business). She is also a certified yoga teacher.
Lucy d'Arville is a partner with Bain & Company in Sydney and a Young Global Leader since 2019. She joined Bain in 2005 in Sydney and returned in 2012 broadening her general management expertise for four years at Achilles Group in London. She joined Achilles in a strategy role; then was Director of Carbon Reduction Services, starting a new business to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of suppliers; and finally was Global Sector Director FMCG–establishing a global supplier prequalification system for 100,000+ suppliers. She now leads Bain Australia's Healthcare practice and is a core member of Bain's APAC Financial Services and Performance Improvement practices. Lucy has been active in social engagement from a young age and is recognized for her inspirational leadership and commitment to investing in people at Bain. She has significantly contributed to combating disadvantage through local organizations such as OzHarvest, and Restacking the Odds, and her leadership of Bain's Social Impact program.
Torsten Lichtenau is a partner with Bain & Company in London and was named a Young Global Leader in 2016. He has accumulated extensive international experience since joining the firm in 2004, having been based in Bain's London, Dusseldorf and Johannesburg offices and having worked in Europe, Africa and the US. Recognized as a top performer with unique expertise in corporate transformations, he has worked across industries with a focus on oil and gas. He heads the Results Delivery® practice in the UK and is a key member in Bain's Global Organization practice, with major IP contributions on complexity reduction. He is a core trainer at the Bain Academy in South Africa, developing the next generation of Africa's leaders. Torsten holds a PhD in business administration from the WHU, summa cum laude, and graduated with distinction in business administration from Saarland University.
Prashant Sarin is a partner with Bain & Company, based in New Delhi. He is an active contributor to the firm's Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Strategy and Organization practices. Since joining Bain in 2006, Prashant has directed transformation programs with large family-managed business conglomerates in the US, Southeast Asia and India. Prashant was selected as one of India's Hottest "40 Under 40" business leaders by The Economic Times in 2015, and as one of India's 25 Hottest Young Executives by Business Today in 2014. He was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2015.