Rajeeb Dey named one of ‘Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders’

The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy released the 2012 “99 Under 33”, which is an international list recognizing the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33.

Enternships founder Rajeeb Dey was named one of the 99ers in the Innovation Category, alongside two other Oxford graduates, which brought immense pride at EnternshipsHQ:

To be named as one of the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 worldwide is a real honour. As an entrepreneur this accolade shows the importance of business and policy makers working together to solve some of the world’s most pressing socio-economic issues.  The widespread support I’ve received for the work we’re doing to connect talent to work opportunities via Enternships.com as well as receiving the Prime Minister’s support in launching StartUp Britain (a national campaign to promote entrepreneurship in Britain which I Co-Founded in March 2011) highlights the real interest from decision makers at the highest level in tackling key issues around enterprise and youth unemployment. 

Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders” is a project launched last year by The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign PolicyEach of the 99 young leaders was selected by their peers in recognition of their impact on their community today and the promise of their potential as a world leader. It’s our pleasure to share their stories with you.

This year the selection committee introduced a new framework and methodology based on seven leadership archetypes that reflects a refined concept of what it will take to tackle critical global challenges in the future:

  • Catalyst is from a field not typically associated with foreign policy who has had an impact on international affairs.A Convener brings people together in creative ways to address a pressing international issue or enhance the foreign policy community.
  • An Influencer mobilizes people in the foreign policy community with bold new ideas.
  • An Innovator designs a new solution to a critical global challenge.
  • Practitioner changes foreign policy from the inside through extraordinary professionalism and skill.
  • Risk-taker takes a chance and sees it pay off.
  • Shaper changes the public discourse on an aspect of foreign policy or raises awareness on a critical issue.


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