Candice Beaumont Honored as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Investment Expert & Philanthropist One of 6 Australian Young Global Leaders Chosen By the World Economic Forum

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2014

Candice Beaumont was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. This honor is bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognize the most distinguished and inspiring leaders under the age of 40, after reviewing thousands of nominations from around the world.

This is a recognition of her record of professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership.

All of the nominations go through a rigorous selection process involving internal vetting, independent evaluation by Heidrick & Struggles and finally screening by a selection Committee headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Candidates are selected based on their proven track record of professional accomplishments, breadth of their expertise, commitment to society and their ability to overcome adversity, among other criteria.

David Aikman, Managing Director and Head of the New Champions at the World Economic Forum, stated, “Young Global Leaders are not just exceptional people in their own right: they are leaders that already have a track record in improving the state of the world. We welcome the Class of 2014 into our community and look forward to collectively engaging them to deliver change of genuine global significance.”

Candice Beaumont stated, “I feel privileged to be a part of the Forum of Young Global Leaders and look forward to learning from all the exceptional people from multiple disciplines, as well as collaborating with my peers to leave a meaningful impact on society and the world.”

Past Young Global Leaders from around the world include Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Facebook Inc, Larry Page, Co-Founder & CEO, Google; Sergey Brin, Co-Founder/President, Google, Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo, Andrew R. Sorkin, Columnist, The New York Times, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Elon Musk, Chairman, Tesla Motors, Aerin Lauder, SVP, Estée Lauder, Aditya Mittal, President/CFO of Mittal Steel Company, Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of Indian National Congress Party, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen of Belgium, Mary Crown Princess of Denmark, Mandla Mandela, member of the Parliament of the South African National Congress, Chelsea Clinton, Wyclef Jean, the Grammy award winning musician, and sports stars Steffi Graf, Ian Thorpe and Mia Hamm. See more at: http://www.weforum.org/content/pages/ygl-class-2014.

About Candice Beaumont

Candice Beaumont is the Chief Investment Officer who runs L Investments, a single family office with a vast portfolio of public and private equity that is primarily focused on commodities and alternative energy. She is also a strategic advisor to Genoil Inc, (http://www.Genoil.ca) an emerging heavy oil technology and portfolio company of L Investments that recently announced moving forward on a joint venture with His Highness Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, the eldest son of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Family Office Association, a global membership organization exclusive to single family offices and families of significant wealth. Ms. Beaumont has been a speaker at numerous family office and investment conferences globally and is a NYU Stern Family Office Council member serving on the Steering Committee. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Yale University School of Management College of Family Offices, as well as the Steering Committee of the Princeton University Council of Family Offices and Endowments. Candice is a member of the Board of Directors of I2BF Venture Fund II, a DIFC regulated clean tech venture capital firm with offices in Dubai, New York, London and Moscow. Ms. Beaumont is also an Advisory Board member of The Luxury Fund based in Dubai. She remains committed to community and philanthropic causes and serves on the Board of Directors of Most Valuable Kids of Greater New York Inc., a charity that helps reward and inspire underprivileged children by getting them access to sports events as well as being a member of Athletes for Hope, a charity that helps athletes make a difference off the field with charitable endeavors. She is also a Board Member of Care for Kenya a charity that helps strengthen the socioeconomic conditions in Kenya by creating opportunities for women of all ages to become entrepreneurs - working toward a sustainable model that will support generations to come.

Candice Beaumont has well over a decade of experience in the investment business having worked previously at Merrill Lynch, Lazard Frères where she executed over $20 billion of merger and acquisition advisory assignments, and Argonaut Capital. Ms. Beaumont attended Rice University, and obtained a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Miami, graduating first in her class with a major of International Finance & Marketing. Candice was Captain of the Miami Varsity Tennis team earning Academic All American honors and is also a former world ranked professional tennis player.

About World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The organization also produces a series of research reports and convenes regional meetings across the globe as well as the Annual Meeting in Davos. More details are available at http://www.weforum.org/.

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