Paul Bassat, CEO of Australia’s largest job board, has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Bassat, who founded Seek in 1997 with his brother Andrew, joins 229 other men and women under 40 years of age who were selected, according to the Forum, for their “professional accomplishments, commitment to society, and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.” Also on the list are golfer Tiger Woods, Chad Hurley, co-founder and CEO of YouTube, and Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. Primarily composed of business leaders, the list also includes government officials, artists, writers, and educators from 71 countries.
Seek is publicly held and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In addition to the job board in Australia, Seek also runs the largest job board in New Zealand and is a leading shareholder in Zhaopin, one of the largest job boards in China. It also has job board holdings in Brazil and owns training, testing, and education firms in Australia.