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Miguel A Rozo is a seasoned multilingual thought leader and speaker in international relations, social impact and public policy. He has dedicated much of his career to fostering global citizenship by empowering others and driving change within government, multilateral and civil society spaces. 


His ability to convene and drive dialogues has led him to speak at TEDx in Vancouver, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and alongside UNGA in New York.


As a social entrepreneur, he has founded/co-founded two initiatives — IdeasXChange, which incorporated as a youth social innovation non-profit in Vancouver, and as co-chair the Davos Lab, a global campaign that reached 2 million people in 100+ countries to shape a more inclusive recovery.

Most recently he was based in Washington DC with the Global Environment Facility of the World Bank supporting climate finance, adaptation, and civil society engagement in developing countries. 


Well-versed in policy and international relations, his experience includes foreign policy at Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada), the United Nations Development Program (Colombia), along with stints in Silicon Valley, British Columbia's Ministry of Health and the US Consulate-General Vancouver.  


He speaks fluent English and Spanish, along with B1 level German and French.


He has served on various boards and advocacy missions, currently as a member of the WEF's Global Shapers Advisory Council and as a Strategic Advisor to the Canadian International Council (Vancouver). He was previously selected to represent Canada at the G7 Youth Summit (Y7) in Italy, as an UNLEASH global talent in Singapore and as a Climate Reality fellow in the US. 

Miguel is currently an incoming MPA Candidate at Harvard University and a Rotary Global Grant Scholar.


He is always happy to connect, mentor, and drive collective action to scale positive change.

Recent Recognitions

  • Canadian Public Service Award of Excellence for his advocacy contributions at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (GAC). Presented by the Clerk of the Privy Council, this award recognizes outstanding achievements by Canadian public servants.  

  • Speaker and Moderator in New York alongside the UN General Assembly at the Priority Summit, hosted by the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute in September 2022.

  • Speaker at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland alongside Global Shapers from the Ukraine, Switzerland, Australia, the Managing Director of the WEF, and the former Editorial Director of BBC News. Topic: Tackling Youth Mistrust in 2022.

  • Co-presented the findings of the world’s first Youth-Driven Recovery report at Davos, as co-chair of this initiative (throughout 2021) which reached 2 million people and compiled 40 policy recommendations informed by the hopes and insights of young people in over 150 countries through dialogues and surveys.  

  • Global profile by the World Economic Forum and Global Shaper panelist on a WEF & Quartz Panel on The Future of Capitalism: A Youth Perspective.

  • Co-Founder of the Reimagine Society Initiative with Alexis Taylor.  

  • Apolitical Insider Fellow, COVID-19 edition. Check out his piece “We must use the momentum from Covid-19 to reimagine government.”

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