About us

The World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

Our activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.

We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change

The New Economy and Society team

The New Economy and Society team at the World Economic Forum hosts the global secretariat for the Reskilling Revolution. This team works to advance prosperous, inclusive and equitable economies and societies.

Partners who engage with the work of the Platform for the New Economy and Society work together to deepen their understanding of complex issues, shape new models and standards and drive scalable, collaborative action for systemic change. Over 100 of the world’s leading companies and 100 international, civil society and academic organizations currently work through this Platform.


Saadia Zahidi
Saadia Zahidi Managing Director and Head, New Economy and Society
Jaci Eisenberg Head of Academic Engagement
Till Leopold
Till A. Leopold Head of Frontier Solutions
Vesselina Ratcheva
Vesselina Ratcheva Insights Lead
Genesis Elhussein
Genesis Elhussein Project Specialist
Aidan Manktelow
Aidan Manktelow Project Lead