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NMMU LLB graduate, Hein Visser has been selected as one of the 200 "Leaders of Tomorrow" from around the globe for the St Gallen Symposium which recently took place in Switzerland. Visser is currently employed as an Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in London.

According to their website, "The St Gallen Symposium is a global gathering of Leaders of Today and Tomorrow that takes place annually in May at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Our goal is to provide a setting for relevant debates between Leaders of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow on topics of management, politics and civil society. To this end, our student team builds and maintains lasting relationships with hundreds of leaders from around the globe. We do our best to choose the right people for the right topics, and bring them together in an environment that encourages debates, friction and a healthy exchange amongst our participants. We provide leaders and young talents from around the globe with fresh insights into the most relevant issues concerning our world in order to create meaningful change in the lives of key decision makers."

As part of the conference Leaders of Tomorrow were given the opportunity to meet with and discuss topical issues related to business, governance and leadership with the 600 Leaders of Today, and also the speakers at the conference.

Over 50 speakers and 30 topic leaders which include, among others attended the event were business leaders, Managing Director/CFO of World Bank, President of Swatch, Chairman of Twitter, Chairman of Singapore Airlines, CEO of Swiss Re, CEO of Unilever, CEO of Thomas Cook, Chairman of Swiss National Bank, Chairman of HSBC and Vice-President of Goldman Sachs among others.

The symposium was also attended by senior executives/correspondents from CNN, the BBC, the Financial Times, China Central Television.