Yemi Babington-Ashaye

President, United People Global

Yemi is President of United People Global, a community that encourages and enables people to make the world a better place. He is a former Director at the World Economic Forum; he diversified the organisation’s Africa operations and created a pan-African community of leaders interacting on the global agenda. He  also helped international stakeholders to have impact in Africa. On behalf of the founder, Yemi created the Global Shapers Community, developing and executing strategy to empower youth by building the Global Shapers Community to over 450 cities in 170+ countries. He founded the Shapers survey one of the largest global youth surveys as a vehicle to strengthen the voice of young people everywhere. As Technical Adviser for Economic Growth to the Nigerian Finance Minister, Yemi was responsible for the structure and content of the Minister’s regular State of the Economy briefings as well as overseeing fiscal initiatives
and activities to drive national competitiveness. He was a member of the Financial Management Programme at General Electric. He is an economist (Harvard University and Richmond University); a management scientist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and a Chartered Accountant (ACCA). He is passionate about empowering people and he collaborates regularly with corporations, governments, non-profit organisations and individual leaders.