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CBC television’s Kirstine Layfield named 2008 Global Leader

Kirstine Layfield, CBC Television’s executive director network programming, has been named a Young Global Leader (YGL) 2008 by the World Economic Forum. Layfield joins 245 leading executives, public figures and intellectuals from 65 countries. 

The Forum of YGLs is a diverse and global community of the world’s most outstanding, next-generation leaders under the age of 40. It engages YGLs to search for forward-looking and innovative solutions, engender a better understanding of global challenges and trends and positively impact the global agenda on important issues including health, education, the environment, global governance and security and development and poverty. YGLs engage in defining major political and macro economic future trends, have regional meetings and forums, and plug into a world wide network of highly knowledgeable individuals from a variety of fields.

“I feel deeply privileged to be selected as a Young Global Leader and work with a community of committed individuals from around the world to be a voice for our generation,” says Kirstine Layfield. “YGL’s amazing networking opportunities will enrich my world view and ensure I have the broadest possible horizons.”

YGL members include several highly placed journalists and broadcasters including Samantha Powers, foreign editor of Time Magazine, Maria Bartiromo, CNBC Anchor and Mathew Bishop, Business Editor of the Economist. Three of fifty of Fortune’s most powerful women in the US are YGLs. Canadian YGLs include MPs Scott Brison, Rona Ambrose, and Belinda Stronach. Other Canadian YGLs selected for 2008 include The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, Aaron Pereira, Founder, CanadaHelps and Vartana and Eira Thomas, CEO and Director, Stornoway Diamond Corp.

In 2006 Layfield brought over 20 years of combined experience in the broadcasting and television industries to CBC Television where she oversees the programming strategy for the English network. Under Layfield’s leadership, the network is tracking toward an eight per cent prime time share this season (currently 7.9 per cent) – the highest it’s been since 2001. This would represent the most notable growth in share in more than a decade.

Layfield has considerably enhanced the variety and depth of CBC programming, fast-tracking the international hit, Little Mosque on the Prairie, a groundbreaking show for its positive approach in portraying a small Muslim community in rural Canada, now telecast in 60 countries and lauded worldwide. She is also responsible for other productions which have been widely seen abroad, showcasing our country and its values including Sophie, and, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister, whose original format was picked up by the BBC and options were signed with South Africa, the Netherlands and Spain.

Drawn from a pool of almost 5,000 candidates, the 245 Young Global Leaders 2008 were chosen by a selection committee of 31 international media leaders including Thomas H. Glocer, Chief Executive Officer, Reuters, United Kingdom; Arthur Sulzberger, Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times, USA; Robert Thomson, Publisher, Dow Jones & Company and The Wall Street Journal, USA; and Hisashi Hieda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Television Network, Japan. The selection committee is chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Incorporated as a foundation, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. The Forum has NGO consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For more information and a detailed list of all Young Global Leaders visit www.younggloballeaders.org.

Source: CBC news release

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CBC television’s Kirstine Layfield named 2008 Global Leader

Kirstine Layfield, CBC Television’s executive director network programming, has been named a Young Global Leader (YGL) 2008 by the World Economic Forum. Layfield joins 245 leading executives, public figures and intellectuals from 65 countries. 

The Forum of YGLs is a diverse and global community of the world’s most outstanding, next-generation leaders under the age of 40. It engages YGLs to search for forward-looking and innovative solutions, engender a better understanding of global challenges and trends and positively impact the global agenda on important issues including health, education, the environment, global governance and security and development and poverty. YGLs engage in defining major political and macro economic future trends, have regional meetings and forums, and plug into a world wide network of highly knowledgeable individuals from a variety of fields.

“I feel deeply privileged to be selected as a Young Global Leader and work with a community of committed individuals from around the world to be a voice for our generation,” says Kirstine Layfield. “YGL’s amazing networking opportunities will enrich my world view and ensure I have the broadest possible horizons.”

YGL members include several highly placed journalists and broadcasters including Samantha Powers, foreign editor of Time Magazine, Maria Bartiromo, CNBC Anchor and Mathew Bishop, Business Editor of the Economist. Three of fifty of Fortune’s most powerful women in the US are YGLs. Canadian YGLs include MPs Scott Brison, Rona Ambrose, and Belinda Stronach. Other Canadian YGLs selected for 2008 include The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, Aaron Pereira, Founder, CanadaHelps and Vartana and Eira Thomas, CEO and Director, Stornoway Diamond Corp.

In 2006 Layfield brought over 20 years of combined experience in the broadcasting and television industries to CBC Television where she oversees the programming strategy for the English network. Under Layfield’s leadership, the network is tracking toward an eight per cent prime time share this season (currently 7.9 per cent) – the highest it’s been since 2001. This would represent the most notable growth in share in more than a decade.

Layfield has considerably enhanced the variety and depth of CBC programming, fast-tracking the international hit, Little Mosque on the Prairie, a groundbreaking show for its positive approach in portraying a small Muslim community in rural Canada, now telecast in 60 countries and lauded worldwide. She is also responsible for other productions which have been widely seen abroad, showcasing our country and its values including Sophie, and, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister, whose original format was picked up by the BBC and options were signed with South Africa, the Netherlands and Spain.

Drawn from a pool of almost 5,000 candidates, the 245 Young Global Leaders 2008 were chosen by a selection committee of 31 international media leaders including Thomas H. Glocer, Chief Executive Officer, Reuters, United Kingdom; Arthur Sulzberger, Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times, USA; Robert Thomson, Publisher, Dow Jones & Company and The Wall Street Journal, USA; and Hisashi Hieda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Television Network, Japan. The selection committee is chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Incorporated as a foundation, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. The Forum has NGO consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For more information and a detailed list of all Young Global Leaders visit www.younggloballeaders.org.

Source: CBC news release

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CBC television’s Kirstine Layfield named 2008 Global Leader

Kirstine Layfield, CBC Television’s executive director network programming, has been named a Young Global Leader (YGL) 2008 by the World Economic Forum. Layfield joins 245 leading executives, public figures and intellectuals from 65 countries. 

The Forum of YGLs is a diverse and global community of the world’s most outstanding, next-generation leaders under the age of 40. It engages YGLs to search for forward-looking and innovative solutions, engender a better understanding of global challenges and trends and positively impact the global agenda on important issues including health, education, the environment, global governance and security and development and poverty. YGLs engage in defining major political and macro economic future trends, have regional meetings and forums, and plug into a world wide network of highly knowledgeable individuals from a variety of fields.

“I feel deeply privileged to be selected as a Young Global Leader and work with a community of committed individuals from around the world to be a voice for our generation,” says Kirstine Layfield. “YGL’s amazing networking opportunities will enrich my world view and ensure I have the broadest possible horizons.”

YGL members include several highly placed journalists and broadcasters including Samantha Powers, foreign editor of Time Magazine, Maria Bartiromo, CNBC Anchor and Mathew Bishop, Business Editor of the Economist. Three of fifty of Fortune’s most powerful women in the US are YGLs. Canadian YGLs include MPs Scott Brison, Rona Ambrose, and Belinda Stronach. Other Canadian YGLs selected for 2008 include The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, Aaron Pereira, Founder, CanadaHelps and Vartana and Eira Thomas, CEO and Director, Stornoway Diamond Corp.

In 2006 Layfield brought over 20 years of combined experience in the broadcasting and television industries to CBC Television where she oversees the programming strategy for the English network. Under Layfield’s leadership, the network is tracking toward an eight per cent prime time share this season (currently 7.9 per cent) – the highest it’s been since 2001. This would represent the most notable growth in share in more than a decade.

Layfield has considerably enhanced the variety and depth of CBC programming, fast-tracking the international hit, Little Mosque on the Prairie, a groundbreaking show for its positive approach in portraying a small Muslim community in rural Canada, now telecast in 60 countries and lauded worldwide. She is also responsible for other productions which have been widely seen abroad, showcasing our country and its values including Sophie, and, Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister, whose original format was picked up by the BBC and options were signed with South Africa, the Netherlands and Spain.

Drawn from a pool of almost 5,000 candidates, the 245 Young Global Leaders 2008 were chosen by a selection committee of 31 international media leaders including Thomas H. Glocer, Chief Executive Officer, Reuters, United Kingdom; Arthur Sulzberger, Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times, USA; Robert Thomson, Publisher, Dow Jones & Company and The Wall Street Journal, USA; and Hisashi Hieda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Television Network, Japan. The selection committee is chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Incorporated as a foundation, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. The Forum has NGO consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. For more information and a detailed list of all Young Global Leaders visit www.younggloballeaders.org.

Source: CBC news release

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