Recognised leaders of integrity from around the world, the One Young World Counsellors lend their global stature to the delegate’s views and inspire them to create positive change.

Justin Trudeau

23rd Prime Minister of Canada

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan: 1938 - 2018

7th Secretary General of the United Nations (1997-2006)

Emma Watson

Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Founder, Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond...

Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


Singer & Oscar Winning Actress

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

42nd president of the United States

Bob Geldof

Musician and Activist

Meghan Markle

Actor, Activist & Global Ambassador for World Vision

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Chef and TV Personality

Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO, Huffington Post

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

Paul Polman

CEO, Unilever

Li Xiaopeng

Li Xiaopeng

Olympic Champion Gymnast, China

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Supermodel & Philanthropist

Bruce Dickinson

Lead Singer, Iron Maiden

Professor Thuli Madonsela

Professor Thuli Madonsela

Chair, Law Trust & Social Justice and Law Professor, University of Stellenbosch

Ahmed Kathrada

South African Politician, former political prisoner & anti apartheid activist

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

Co-founder & CEO of Twitter

Angelica Cheung

Editor-in-Chief, Vogue China

Boris Becker

Former Tennis Champion & Broadcaster

Fatima Bhutto

Writer, Journalist and Activist

Jimmy Wales

Co-founder of Wikipedia

Jean-Paul Agon

Jean-Paul Agon

Chairman and CEO of L'Oreal

James Chau

James Chau

Host of The China Current and UN Goodwill Ambassador

Roger Federer

Tennis Player Ranked No. 2 Globally

Ronan Dunne

EVP & Group CEO Verizon Consumer

Suphachai Chearavanont

CEO, True Corporation

Steve Waugh

Former Australian Cricket Captain

Clarence Seedorf

Clarence Seedorf

Professional Footballer

Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist & Author

John Simpson

BBC World Affairs Editor

Jon Landau

Oscar-winning Film Producer, “Titanic” and “Avatar”

Crown Prince Haakon

Crown Prince of Norway

Blake Mycoskie

Founder, Toms Shoes, Author & Philanthropist

Nadya Tolokonnikova

Pussy Riot Member and Political Activist

President Vicente Fox

President Vicente Fox

Former president of Mexico, co-president of Centrist Democrat International

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

President of Mauritius

President Vinicio Cerezo

Secretary-General of the Central American Integration System and Former President of Guatemala

Lorenzo Simonelli

CEO, GE Oil & Gas

Pete Cashmore

Pete Cashmore

Founder and CEO, Mashable

Senator Murray Sinclair

Senator and former Chair of Canada's Truth & Reconcilliation Committee

Mariel Von Schumann

Corporate Vice President- Governance & Markets

President Carlos Mesa

Former President of Bolivia

Lauren Bush

Lauren Bush

Founder and CEO, FEED

President Jorge Quiroga

Former President of Bolivia

Maajid Nawaz

Activist, Author, Columnist & Politician

Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley

Venture Partner with the Collaborative Fund

Francois Pienaar

Former South African Rugby Captain

Elio Leoni Sceti

Elio Leoni Sceti

Chief crafter of The Craftory & board member of AB Inbev and of Barry Callebaut

Carl-Henric Svanberg

Chairman, BP & Volvo

Lily Cole

Model and Philanthropist