Leading talent from our most engaged Partner companies, affiliated organizations, governments, international organizations and academic institutions are invited on a secondment to the Forum for a defined period of time. As part of the Forum’s community of stakeholders, Fellows bring rich, diverse experiences and perspectives to help accelerate progress and impact across Forum platforms and projects, and engage in different ways:
Platform Fellows bring leading industry and domain expertise in trends and transformations impacting business and society to our platforms. They contribute to shaping the strategic direction of the Platform, identifying relevant stakeholders from within and outside their industry or domain and engage in relevant Forum initiatives.
Project Fellows bring specialized expertise to Forum projects to accelerate progress and impact within specific areas. As part of a project team, they contribute to shaping the strategic direction and deliverables of the project and engage key stakeholders to maximize impact.
The André Hoffmann Fellowship for the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers early-career academics the opportunity to work at the intersection of society, science, and technology through a joint appointment between the World Economic Forum and leading academic institutions.
Distinguished Fellows are experienced business executives, influential academics and policy-makers (experts-in-residence) invited to play a key strategic advisory role in shaping and advancing specific agendas. As part of a small, distinguished group, they work closely with Forum leadership and communities to influence platform priorities and to incubate or accelerate the collaboration needed to drive systemic change.
Fellows seconded to the Forum are also invited to be part of select modules in the Global Leadership Institute’s leadership development programme and have access to an extensive network of alumni.