The Human Capital Index 2015, released last week by the World Economic Forum, shows that despite significant investment in education by many countries, the MENA region is not equipping youth with skills for the 21st century. This press conference will announce a pilot initiative by regional companies to work towards improving the situation.
•Omar K. Alghanim, Chief Executive Officer, Alghanim Industries, Kuwait; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa; Young Global Leader Alumnus; Global Agenda Council on Education.
•Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum, United Arab Emirates; Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and North Africa.
•Omar Al-Madhi, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Abdul Latif Jameel Industrial Development Company, Saudi Arabia.
•Saadia Zahidi, Senior Director, Gender Parity, Human Capital and Constituents, World Economic Forum.
•Georg Schmitt, Associate Director, Public Engagement, Media Relations, World Economic Forum, Switzerland.