Nominees for global young leadership award announced

Seven outstanding young leaders from across the globe have been shortlisted for the Inspired Leadership Award (ILA), a coveted prize recognising the potential of young leaders to positively impact lives on a global scale for generations to come.

Founded in 2006, the Inspired Leadership Award (ILA) is presented each year at The Performance Theatre (TPT) – an annual forum that brings together some 100 global business and thought leaders, politicians, academics and social innovators to explore the most pressing leadership challenges of the day – covering everything from geopolitics, inequality and climate change to the energy transition, the definition of value, and more.

The Inspired Leadership Award has an impressive pedigree, having originally recognised global business pioneers who embody TPT’s ideal of what a leader should be. Alumni include Melinda Gates, Paul Polman, Ratan Tata and Sir Richard Branson.

Starting this year, the ILA will focus on younger leaders who have shown that they have the potential to achieve positive change on a global scale. In its new form, the prize represents a fantastic opportunity for the recipient, who will be mentored by senior leaders from the TPT community in a tailored, 12-month winner’s package.

Commenting on the nominees, ILA chairman Jeremy Hillman said: “The nominees for the 2015 Inspired Leadership Award are inspirational in every way imaginable. They have all built successful operations and in some cases large businesses with values and purpose at their core. Their success flows from a drive and determination to deliver growth and positive change on their own terms. Inspirational leadership can be a hard thing to define but it’s something we all need more of. We hope the ILA will play its part in fostering it wherever we find it.”

The winner of the award will be announced at The Performance Theatre, which takes place in Lisbon on 26-27 June 2015.