PMO official chosen as `Young Global Leader`
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 15:33
  
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 change.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 15:33


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