About David Timis

David Timis is currently pursuing an MA in European Political and Governance Studies at the College of Europe, which is “to the European political elite what the Harvard Business School is to American corporate life”. He is also curating the Brussels Shapers, which is part of the Global Shapers Community, a network of inspiring young people working together to address local, regional and global challenges.


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: 30 Under 30 List (Forbes Romania), Young Leader of the Year (Revista Cariere), Social Innovator (Ashoka), Influential Leader (AACSB).

Fellowships: SDG Talent (UNLEASH), Young Leader (Aspen), Fellow (FutureLab Europe), Fellow (Fine Acts), Climate Reality Leader (Climate Reality Project), Alpbach Scholar (European Forum Alpbach), ICC Fellow (ICC).