Class of 2009

Class of 2009

The 2009 World Fellows include a noted Chinese independent filmmaker, the editorial page editor of Russia’s most influential business daily, a Saudi Arabian foundation director and television personality, and an Indian corporate sustainability strategist for one of the largest international banks.

“I am delighted that these extraordinary men and women have chosen to spend time at Yale,” said President Richard Levin. “We are certain that their leadership skills will be strengthened, and that the Yale community will benefit greatly from their presence on campus.”

“Each of the 2009 Yale World Fellows has demonstrated an outstanding record of accomplishment and unlimited potential for future success,” said Program Director Michael Cappello, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Epidemiology & Public Health. “This experience will undoubtedly broaden their horizons, and we welcome them into the rich network of global decision makers trained at Yale.

Muna AbuSulayman
Founder CEO
Directions Consulting
Ali Hakan Altinay
Director
European School of Politics
Unmesh Brahme
Managing Director, Asia Pacific Region
Better Future Worldwide
Leslie Brown
NYC Social Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship Program Manager
New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Alexander Evans
British Deputy High Commissioner to India
Emmanuelle Ganne
Vice President Europe
Allam Advisory Group
Vusi Gumede
Professor; Head
University of South Africa; Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute
John Hendra
UN Assistant Secretary-General and Senior UN Coordinator on UN Development System Reform
United Nations
Azeem Ibrahim
Executive Chairman
The Scotland Institute
Tim Jarvis
Senior Associate Sustainability
ARUP
JIAN Yi
Founding Director
IFChina Original Studio
Claudia Lopez
Senator
Republic of Colombia
Maria Corina Machado
Member of Parliament
National Assembly of Venezuela
Beatrice Mategwa
Video Producer and Head of Audio Visual Unit
United Nations Mission in South Sudan
Zafar Sobhan
Editor
Dhaka Tribune
Joel Steinhaus
Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO
WeWork
Maxim Trudolyubov
Editor at Large
Vedomosti