Geneva: Binoy Job, a senior official in the
Indian Prime Minister`s Office, has been selected as a `Young
Global Leader` by the World Economic Forum for being
instrumental in using media for social change.
39-year-old Job, Director, Media and Communications to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was named as a `Young Global
Leader` at a function here yesterday.
The first professional from Development Communication and
Television to be inducted into the PMO two years back, Job
established the first of its kind Media Production Centre
there to disseminate information faster through print,
broadcast and social media.
Job, who hails from Kuttanad village in Kerala, studied
Journalism at Delhi University and Leadership and
Globalisation at London School of Economics (LSE).
Some of the eminent personalities who were honoured in
the past include Larry Page of Google, Sidhartha Lal of Eicher
group, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and politicians Sachin
Pilot, Deepinder Hooda and Jyotiradita Scindia.
Job`s `Development Channel` has more than 2000 stories to
its credit and is the largest development news portal in the
world. His youth leadership initiative - Leaders for Tomorrow
-- is one of the largest leadership movements for social