World Economic Forum appoints Jamaican to Global Future Council
Created : 30 October 2020
Dr David Walcott
Jamaican scholar and businessman, Dr David Walcott, has been appointed to the Global Future Council (GFC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
It is the second time the WEF has appointed Walcott to a global network of thought leaders. Walcott, founder and managing partner of global health innovation company NovaMed, is currently Co-Chair of the COVID Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.
As a member of the GFC, Walcott will promote innovative thinking which is expected to shape a sustainable and inclusive future for all. His appointment took effect on October 1, 2020.
The Council convenes knowledgeable expertise from academia, government, business and civil society. It is an invitation-only community, and members are nominated for a one-year period.
As a Jamaican-born medical doctor and entrepreneur with over five-years’ experience as a founder, operator and consultant to several businesses in the Caribbean, Walcott is committed to attracting world-class healthcare resources into the Caribbean.
With that experience and background under his belt, the Jamaican businessman and Rhodes Scholar says he intends to pioneer and champion problem-solving around global issues concerning healthy ageing and longevity.
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