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Updated: 2013-01-22 10:46

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

The Foundation Board

The Foundation board is the guardian of our mission, values and brand. It is responsible for inspiring business and public confidence through an exemplary standard of governance. Individuals with unique leadership experience -- from business, politics, academia and civil society -- participate for three years in the board's activities. The Board’s role includes: managing the statutes of the World Economic Forum and its institutions; appointing new members; reviewing fund applications; determining and monitoring the execution of the World Economic Forum’s strategies; and defining the roles of the Managing Board and Committees, including the review of strategies and activities in light of the Forum’s mission.


Representing 56 nationalities, our team is truly international. This range of cultural experience ensures our ability to fully support our global membership and participants at Forum events around the world.

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