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The Shift in Leadership in the Cabal

The Shift in Leadership in the Cabal

Last year, Open Society founder George Soros announced that he was ceding leadership of his empire to his son Alexander Soros. Well, following suit, World Economic Forum founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab will be stepping back from his role of running the global gathering of weak leaders since he founded it in 1971. Schwab announced his intentions in an email to staff yesterday, which is Tuesday the 21st of May. He specified that he will be stepping down as executive chairman and transitioning to Chairman of the Board of Trustees by January 2025, adding that the change in his role is pending approval by the Swiss government – which is quite peculiar on its own. But today, let’s unpack this development in the WEF leadership, addressing the consequences of this announcement.


This announcement from Klaus Schwab and the WEF does not necessarily come without context. This is to say, that since 2015, the World Economic Forum has deliberately been transforming from a convening platform into a global institution for public-private cooperation – this is why it progressed from mere discourse to actions like the founding of CEPI, which is an organisation set up at the World Economic Forum meeting in 2017 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Norwegian Government, to apparently manage pandemics. This is also why the WEF progressed to audaciously attempting to convince nations to cede their sovereignty to them in 2022.

As part of that transformation (by the WEF’s own narration) the organisation has also been undergoing a planned governance evolution from a founder-managed organisation to one where a President and Managing Board assume full executive responsibility. In light of this, Schwab did not identify who will be the next WEF chairman, but asserted the organisation’s executive board, “under the leadership of President Børge Brende, has taken full executive responsibility”.


However, beyond mere organisational structures, it is possible to infer that this move likely comes as a response to backlash and a poor public image of both Klaus Schwab and the WEF, especially because as founder, he largely serves as the face of the organisation. And regarding the backlash, it is worth noting that the World Economic Forum has been frequently criticised for its left-wing agenda and its work to impose elite preferences on countries around the world. Moreover, numerous speakers and panellists at the 2023 meeting (alone) emphasised the necessity of censoring what they claim to be “misinformation and disinformation” as they set their sights on this purported threat, especially ahead of the 2024 elections – which, of course, drew much suspicion in a world that has become increasingly aware of diabolical external influences and manipulations to nations’ elections. And in light of this, European and American elites at the 2024 WEF meeting made it clear that former President Donald Trump is not their top choice for president in 2024 in discussions surrounding the conference – which again, pits the WEF against an American and global audience that is aware of the weaponisation of the justice system and political structures that has been used against Donald Trump.

Furthermore, while noticing their decline in popularity, in 2024, in a departure from previous programs, the WEF omitted all references to environmental, social, and governance (also known as ESG) and restricted the mention of “diversity” to just one reference; however, the organisation nevertheless persisted in holding events on “sustainability,” “climate,” “gender” and other themes dominated by left-wing entities. In light of this, a collective of CEOs privately informed Schwab that his organisation has become excessively left-wing and further prompted pushback from conservative voices. This conservative pushback was also on display this year at the gathering in Davos


Let’s proceed to address the question of whether this announcement from Klaus Schwab means an inherent change to the WEF leadership and vision – essentially will this mean his philosophy is less prevalent. First, Schwab is not leaving the organisation in its entirety – he is merely changing his role from executive chairman to Chairman of the Board of Trustees. It is thus plausible to infer that his philosophy will remain largely influential in the WEF.


This then brings us to the president of the WEF who will likely then play a more nuanced leadership role – Mr Børge Brende. Simply put, he occupies the role of president of the WEF because he shares and perhaps even embodies the values of the founder – I believe it is not difficult for anyone to appreciate the fact that founders tend to look for executives who will serve as an extension of their vision and personality – and Klaus Schwab has done the same. However, it is also worth noting that Brende is a former Norwegian conservative leader. In my opinion, this does not make him a balanced candidate who is able to mediate between conservative and leftist voices; instead, I think this aspect of his political career is published for optics; again because the WEF has suffered the backlash of being a heavily leftist organisation.

And to exemplify this is his views on public private partnerships, which are immersed in the WEF philosophy and agenda of multistakeholderism. More specifically, you recall that Børge Brende opened the 2024 annual Davos meeting with a call for “collaboration between business and governments” (multistakeholderism or public-private partnerships) in tackling a whole host of manufactured global “crises”, from “climate change” to “potential new pandemics”.

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