The honor, bestowed each year by the forum, recognizes up to 200 people from around the world. This year 192 men and women from 59 countries were selected.
Mr. McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency in Silicon Valley. He has taught at such companies as Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and VMware.
Originally from London, Mr. McKeown has a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from Stanford University. He lives in Menlo Park with his wife, Anna, and their four children.
The young global leaders become part of the Young Global Leaders Forum, which will convene this year in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from April 14 to 18.