Al-Buti selected as 2021 WEF Young Global Leader


Esraa Al-Buti, an EY tax partner based in the Riyadh office, has been recognized as a 2021 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF), joining a community dedicated to changing the world for the better and mobilising positive change on key issues.

Each year, the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL) identifies the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 40 – people driving innovation for positive change across civil society, arts, culture, government and business.

By connecting them to a community of remarkable peers and investing further in their leadership abilities, the aim is to create a ripple effect over five years that benefits their organisations and the world.

Carmine DiSibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says: “Esraa has been blazing trails since her student days.

As the first woman to become a partner in EY’s Saudi Arabia offices, she’s an inspiring leader who is helping to change the face of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

I couldn’t be prouder that WEF has recognised her as a Young Global Leader and I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.—Trade Arabia