If you are participating in any of our challenges or programs please send your message to the YSI Facebook Page or join our Earthpreneur community.

If you are a partner we would prefer if you sent us an e-mail to contact@ysiglobal.com.

We are also currently setting up in
South East Asia: https://www.ysisea.com
and Bangladesh: www.ysibd.com



Ask me about: Values of YSI, our plans and dreams. 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Ask me about: The innovation program, our research and our approach in business model.

Chief Operations Officer (COO)


Ask me about partnerships with YSI and how we can collaborate!

Director of External Relations

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Ask me about the application process, logistics and details of our operations.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)



Ask me about our international expansion.

Director of Global Operations



Ask me about community and communications.

Chief Communications Officer (CCO)


Suman Saha

I am Suman Saha, a social entrepreneur from Bangladesh. Currently, I am studying MBA in North South University of Bangladesh. With a view to solving the most challenging problems of this world, I joined the global team of YSI in April 2017. At present, I am working as Country Ambassador of YSI in Bangladesh.


Sai Surya

No idea is a bad idea. With the right mix of people and ideas, I believe that we youths, can bring about a positive change to this world. Currently studying in National University of Singapore (NUS), I am pursuing a Double Degree in Economics and Mechanical Engineering – a humble attempt to combine my interests with my passion to serve developing countries with the skills obtained from these disciplines. I have the honour of heading YSI in Southeast Asia as YSI SEA and I believe that this is one region which will benefit immensely from the entrepreneurial spirit of the youths.


I am Antonio Fowl Stark, and I want to inspire people for change. I started off as an aerospace engineer doing projects for NASA when I realized I wanted to work with people as well as machinery. In the past years, I have directed international magazines, lobbied at the US Congress, and represented the youth at the United Nations. The more I learned about the world and its people the more I was inspired to let them stand up for themselves. YSI was a perfect opportunity for me to help out my fellow youth, to a common goal that ww all mankind over the world.



I am probably the biggest adrenaline junkie in the YSI crew. I have an enormous passion for alpine skiing and extreme nature, and I was born with skis on my feet. I am currently studying Innovation and Business Development in Oslo. In YSI I am working with innovation and our business model, E-cases. Seeing the ripple effects of YSI so far, I have strong belief that our generation will be able to work together and find solutions to tackle the global challenges we are facing today and in the future.  

Innovation Lead
Feel free to contact me about all things extreme at erika@ysiglobal.com!


I am Kai, from China, a student of Minerva Schools. I love the idea of empowering youths and encouraging them to make difference in the world. I believe YSI is a pioneer of that. I like to explore the world, having been to 22 countries. Besides, I am a macroeconomic enthusiast and an advocator for mathematicizing social science, as I have been building mathematical models for the predictions of political events. 


My name is Maiuran and I am a student at Minerva Schools, Class of 2020. I co-founded YSI in December 2015 convinced that the global challenges we witness today need drastic innovation to be tackled. Today my main responsibility is to engage new partners and work on the global scaling of YSI.


My name is Gloria, I am 20 years old and I am from Norway. Since I was a child I wanted to contribute to the society and make a change in the world. I figure that my what was through politics and entrepreneurship. My main focus in my daily work is to work beyond sustainable development goals, it is there we can start to make a change in the world by innovation and creativity. I was introduced to YSI in august and became a part of the team in September. The YSI team consist of creative, open-minded and innovative youth, together we are able to create our future and make a change!

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Hey, I was studying at United World Colleges when I heard about YSI. I belive that innovation and technology can be the solution to many of the challenges in the world. With YSI I have worked mainly with PR, however now I am more involved with the global innovation program. Please contact me for PR or program questions.

Program Management


I grew up in a small place in Eastern Norway and I have a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Communication, which is why my job in YSI is communication. The reason I joined the YSI team in August is that I strongly believe in the concept of cross-border and engage the youth to solve the challenges of the 21st century. We are the generation that really needs to do something and I strongly believe that we can do it - together.



My name is Malin, I´m currently working with Morgan Stanley in London. I hold a BA in Economics. I joined the YSI team just before the 2016 conference as a team leader for one of the four teams. After this, I have contributed to human resources and logistics. I am passionate about inequality and economic development.

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Samantha Ling

Hello, my name is Samantha and I am the Director of YSI Canada. After having the opportunity to attend the YSI Global program this year, I have truly witnessed all the impact, talent, and change that can come from giving young innovators a platform. Having participated in entrepreneurship activities in Toronto for several years, I am excited to turn Canada and Toronto’s unique innovation scene into a new home for YSI. 


Briyandan (born 1997) is a student at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He is one of the co-founders of YSI and joined in December 2015. The frustration of bureaucracy and politicians unwillingness to create immediate sustainable solutions is the main reason he joined YSI. Earlier he has worked with sponsors and etc. but his main contribution to YSI is on the logistic part.