Arvind Kejriwal in Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders
The Fortune third annual ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ lists is out and guess who made it to the list? No, it isn’t our globetrotting PM Modi but someone totally unexpected. The only Indian who features in this coveted list is none other than the Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.
As per a PTI report, the 47 year old chief minister ranks at 42nd position in the list and has made it to the list primarily because of his revolutionary odd-even scheme, which turned out to be a game changer.
Asked why the multinational business magazine featured Delhi CM Kejriwal, it said “When Kejriwal unveiled a blueprint to tackle the smog in New Delhi — called the world’s most polluted city by the World Health Organization — many were skeptical. A key component: an ‘odd-even’ pilot project in which vehicles were allowed on the roads only on alternate days…The uplifting result of the pilot this January: roads were less clogged, hourly particulate air pollution concentrations dropped by 13%, and citizens could breathe deep.”
Delhi CM Kejriwal is the only Indian chief minister to have featured in the list along with the likes of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who topped the coveted annual list.