About David Timis

David Timis is a EU Civics Outreach Fellow at Google supporting democratic processes in advance of the 2019 EU Elections, and the Co-Founder of European Heroes, an initiative aimed at encouraging civic engagement among young Europeans. He is also an active member of the Global Shapers Community, a network of inspiring young people working together to address local, regional and global challenges, and a Country Representative for the Common Futures Conversations project launched by Chatham House to facilitate dialogue between young people in Africa and Europe.


David was named “Young Leader of the Year” in Romania by Revista Cariere and included on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, as a result of his continuous work to promote education, digital skills, and entrepreneurship among young people. He was also nominated by his alma mater, the University of Glasgow, for AACSB’s “Influential Leaders Challenge” that recognises honourees who are creating lasting impact in their communities, industries, and around the world.

Countries: Romania, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, China, India, US.

Industries: Fast-moving consumer goods (Wrigley, L’Oréal), tech (Google), intergovernmental organisations (Council of Europe, United Nations, World Economic Forum), NGOs (AIESEC, Rotaract, LSRS, Reviro, Elis, Aspire, TEDx, Startup Weekend, Global Shapers Community, European Heroes).

Skills: Digital marketing, social media, personal branding, public speaking, people development, project management, event management, community management, corporate communications, PR.

Awards: Global Shaper (World Economic Forum), Youth Delegate (United Nations), 30 Under 30 (Forbes), Young Leader of the Year (Revista Cariere), Social Innovator (Ashoka), SDG Talent (UNLEASH), Young Strategic Leader (Aspen), FutureLab Europe Fellow (FutureLab Europe), Fine Acts Fellow (Fine Acts), Climate Reality Leader (Climate Reality Project), Alpbach Scholar (European Forum Alpbach), ICC Fellow (Institute for Canadian Citizenship), Influential Leader Honoree (AACSB).