Prof. Billy Wai-lung Ng, alumnus of the Department of Chemistry of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been selected as one of the “2022 Class of Young Global Leaders (YGLs)” by World Economic Forum. There are 110 Young Global Leaders elected in 2022, in recognition of their commitment to improving the state of the world, as well as their exceptional ingenuity and vision across their field.
Prof. Ng received both his BSc and PhD degree from the Department of Chemistry of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010 and 2014 respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy, CUHK. In the class of 2022 YGLs, Prof. Ng is the only awardee from Hong Kong in the category of “Academia/Think-tank”.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders was founded in 2005 to help shape future leaders who are equipped to both take responsibility for creating a more sustainable and inclusive world, and to address its increasingly complex and interrelated challenges. The class of 2022 is gender equal and has representatives from 42 countries. Members will take part in a three-year leadership development programme that will help them reach their next level of impact. The programme offers executive education courses, expeditions and opportunities to collaborate and test ideas with a trusted network of peers.