UCT graduate Adria Greene has been selected as a Young Global Leader 2009 by the World Economic Forum. She joins Young Global Leader winners such as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Skype CEO Josh Silverman, Digg founder Kevin Rose, Golfer Tiger Woods, Ferrari test driver Michael Schumacher, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and actresses Zhang Ziyi and Jessica Biel.
Greene was selected for her start-up company, Lawpoint, an international legal process outsourcing company based in Cape Town, which has developed into a leading provider of services in English, French, German and Portuguese.
Drawn from a pool of about 5 000 candidates, the Young Global Leaders of 2009 were chosen for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.
Established in 2004, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of the world's most extraordinary leaders aged 40 years or less.
"I am humbled to be included among this year's Young Global Leaders and grateful for the recognition of my work on behalf of Lawpoint and the entire outsourcing industry in Africa," said Greene.
Greene previously practised law in New York, and is currently an active member of a number of charitable boards and professional organisations.
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